Psychosocial Correlates of Condom Use Intentions among Junior High School Students in the Bolgatanga Municipality of Ghana

John Kingsley Krugu*, Fraukje Elisa Francisca Mevissen, Cornelius Debpuur, Robert A. C. Ruiter

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Abstract

Objectives: We explored sociodemographics, sexual experience, and psychosocial factors influencing condom use intentions of adolescents in Northern Ghana. Methods: Based on social cognitive theories and previous empirical studies investigating condom use, a cross-sectional survey was conducted among 2,018 adolescents (M age = 15.8years) in Bolgatanga, Ghana. Correlations and multinomial logistic regressions were performed. Results: Findings showed that attitudes toward condom availability, injunctive norms toward condom use, sex experience, perceived susceptibility towards STIs, and perceived behavioral control toward buying as well as using condoms differentiated between people with different levels of intentions to use condoms. Conclusions: Implications for intervention development are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-110
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Adolescents; condoms; determinants; intentions; Ghana

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