STI-Testing among College Students: What Is There to Be Afraid Of?

dc.contributor.advisor Eller, Jackie en_US Chernenko, Alla en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Hinote, Brian en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Mertig, Angela en_US
dc.contributor.department Sociology en_US 2014-06-02T19:01:56Z 2014-06-02T19:01:56Z 2014-04-01 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this work I explore attitudes of college students regarding sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and STI-testing as a preventive health practice. Since the existing research on STIs and STI-testing has tended to be greatly limited by the methodological specifics of particular research designs, I employ a mixed methods approach in the hope of constructing a more comprehensive image of social reality. Through a two-stage process of data collection, I investigate STI-testing practices of college students and factors shaping these practices. Among these factors are fear of disclosure, knowledge about sexual health and STIs, confidence in adequacy of knowledge and various demographic characteristics. My findings suggest that different sets of factors are significantly linked to STI-testing practices for students who had been tested for STIs once and for those who had been tested multiple times. en_US M.A. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Sexual health en_US
dc.subject Sexually transmitted infection en_US
dc.subject STIs en_US
dc.subject STI-stigma en_US
dc.subject.umi Sociology en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title STI-Testing among College Students: What Is There to Be Afraid Of? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
923.79 KB
Adobe Portable Document Format