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A Path Analysis of Variables Influencing convergence-based Safer Sexual Behavior of Early Adults
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 7,  2016, pp.299-307
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.7.299
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A Path Analysis of Variables Influencing convergence-based Safer Sexual Behavior of Early Adults
Seo, Young-Sook; Kwon, Young-Chae;
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The purpose of this study was to understand self-esteem, sexual communication for parents, sexual assertiveness, and safer sexual behavior and. to examine the mediating effects of the sexual assertiveness on the safer sexual behavior of early adults. A structured questionnaire was completed by 291 university students from March 1 to April 31, 2016. Data were analyzed to calculate the direct and indirect effects of factors affecting safer sexual behavior using SPSS WIN 21.0 and AMOS 18.0 programs. Final model fit indices were RMSEA .05, GFI .98, AGFI .94, NFI .96, and self-esteem, sexual communication for parents showed a direct effect on sexual assertiveness and safer sexual behavior of university students. Sexual assertiveness mediated the relationships among self-esteem, sexual communication for parents, and safer sexual behavior. Furthermore, it is shown that the sexual assertiveness significantly mediates the relation between the positive self-esteem, sexual open communication for parents and safer sexual behavior of early adults.
Sexual behavior;Self-esteem;Sexual assertiveness;Sexual communication;Students;
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