Attitudes toward condom use among female college students.J N Y State Nurses Assoc. 1996 Sep; 27(3):4-7.JN
The purpose of this study was to explore attitudes toward condom use, identify the frequency of condom usage, and examine the relationship between attitudes and condom use among sexually active female college students. This descriptive study used a convenience sample of 47 female college students attending a rural county family planning clinic. Students who reported condom use scored significantly higher on the Condom Attitudes Scale than those not using condoms. Other significant differences between condom and noncondom users were noted. The results provide insight into strategies for improving safer sexual behavior through nursing interventions for college populations.