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College students and condom attitude: validation of the Multi-Factor Attitude toward Condoms Scale (MFACS).
J Am Coll Health. 2011; 59(8):708-14.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Sexually transmitted infections and the human immunodeficiency virus incidence rates remain high among college-aged individuals. This study examined the validity and reliability of the Multi-Factor Attitude toward Condoms Scale (MFACS).

PARTICIPANTS

Participants were recruited from a large midwestern university during February and March 2009.

METHODS

Data were collected using in-class data collection with a test-retest design from undergraduate courses. A total of 442 surveys were collected during initial testing and 421 during retesting.

RESULTS

Reliability assessments indicated a sufficient Cronbach's alpha for the total scale (α = .805) and each subscale: affective (α = .790), perceived effectiveness (α = .795), and manageability (α = .751). Further analyses provide evidence of construct validity.

CONCLUSIONS

The study reaffirmed the psychometric properties of the MFACS among a sample of college students. The MFACS provides a contemporary way to examine condom attitudes as sexual health research is moving beyond only disease prevention efforts.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA. avhollub@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21950251

Citation

Hollub, Ariane V., et al. "College Students and Condom Attitude: Validation of the Multi-Factor Attitude Toward Condoms Scale (MFACS)." Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, vol. 59, no. 8, 2011, pp. 708-14.
Hollub AV, Reece M, Herbenick D, et al. College students and condom attitude: validation of the Multi-Factor Attitude toward Condoms Scale (MFACS). J Am Coll Health. 2011;59(8):708-14.
Hollub, A. V., Reece, M., Herbenick, D., Hensel, D. J., & Middlestadt, S. E. (2011). College students and condom attitude: validation of the Multi-Factor Attitude toward Condoms Scale (MFACS). Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, 59(8), 708-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2010.546462
Hollub AV, et al. College Students and Condom Attitude: Validation of the Multi-Factor Attitude Toward Condoms Scale (MFACS). J Am Coll Health. 2011;59(8):708-14. PubMed PMID: 21950251.
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TY - JOUR T1 - College students and condom attitude: validation of the Multi-Factor Attitude toward Condoms Scale (MFACS). AU - Hollub,Ariane V, AU - Reece,Michael, AU - Herbenick,Debby, AU - Hensel,Devon J, AU - Middlestadt,Susan E, PY - 2011/9/29/entrez PY - 2011/9/29/pubmed PY - 2012/2/4/medline SP - 708 EP - 14 JF - Journal of American college health : J of ACH JO - J Am Coll Health VL - 59 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Sexually transmitted infections and the human immunodeficiency virus incidence rates remain high among college-aged individuals. This study examined the validity and reliability of the Multi-Factor Attitude toward Condoms Scale (MFACS). PARTICIPANTS: Participants were recruited from a large midwestern university during February and March 2009. METHODS: Data were collected using in-class data collection with a test-retest design from undergraduate courses. A total of 442 surveys were collected during initial testing and 421 during retesting. RESULTS: Reliability assessments indicated a sufficient Cronbach's alpha for the total scale (α = .805) and each subscale: affective (α = .790), perceived effectiveness (α = .795), and manageability (α = .751). Further analyses provide evidence of construct validity. CONCLUSIONS: The study reaffirmed the psychometric properties of the MFACS among a sample of college students. The MFACS provides a contemporary way to examine condom attitudes as sexual health research is moving beyond only disease prevention efforts. SN - 1940-3208 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21950251/College_students_and_condom_attitude:_validation_of_the_Multi_Factor_Attitude_toward_Condoms_Scale__MFACS__ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07448481.2010.546462 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -