Associations of sexual victimization, depression, and sexual assertiveness with unprotected sex: A test of the multifaceted model of HIV risk across gender
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This study examined whether the Multifaceted Model of HIV Risk (MMOHR) would predict unprotected sex based on predictors including gender, childhood sexual abuse (CSA), sexual victimization (SV), depression, and sexual assertiveness for condom use. A community-based sample of 473 heterosexually active men and women, aged 18-46 years completed survey measures of model variables. Gender predicted several variables significantly. A separate model for women demonstrated excellent fit, while the model for men demonstrated reasonable fit. Multiple sample model testing supported the use of MMOHR in both men and women, while simultaneously highlighting areas of gender difference. Prevention interventions should focus on sexual assertiveness, especially for CSA and SV survivors, as well as targeting depression, especially among men. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research
Morokoff, Patricia J., Colleen A. Redding, Lisa L. Harlow, Sookhyun Cho, Joseph S. Rossi, Kathryn S. Meier, Kenneth H. Mayer, Beryl Koblin, and Pamela Brown-Peterside. "Associations of sexual victimization, depression, and sexual assertiveness with unprotected sex: A test of the multifaceted model of HIV risk across gender." Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research 14, 1 (2009): 30-54. doi:10.1111/j.1751-9861.2009.00039.x.