scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 6,574
Many theories and much research has been conducted on contraception in general and more recently on condoms in particular as a result of the AIDS epidemic Lear 1995 Condom usage and AIDS education are essential tools for reducing the impact of the disease yet fewer than one third of sexually active college students report consistent condom use Seal Palmer-Seal 1996 It seems that sexually active individuals rarely discuss safer sex or ask about their partners sexual activity before engaging in sexual activity Seal Palmer-Seal 1996 This raises some questions as to the origin of the avoidance of safer sex discussion It has been found that the interpersonal reactions of sexual partners rather than the less direct thoughts of AIDS risk influence attitudes towards condoms and condom usage Casteneda Collins 1995 These personal interactions among partners in a sexual relationship are a result of attitudes each partner carries about sex contraception and a sexual relationship itself Attitudes can be ascertained by means of person perception evaluations which present the behaviors of a target person eg introducing a condom and categorize the social meanings imposed on the actor within the situation Castenada Collins 1995 In order to accurately evaluate the social meanings within a sexual relationship using a person perception paradigm the paradigm itself as well as the communication patterns about the relationship and condom usage must be assessed Person Perception Paradigm and This Study The efficacy of the person perception paradigm for accurately gathering the social meanings implied by certain actions has been proven in past research Collins Brief 1995 It has been ascertained that target subject s behaviors within a vignette are the foundation for impressions the participants form about the social meanings of actions Collins and Brief have gone on to argue that the vignette methodology is better able to collect the social meanings derived from actions than interview questions because often impressions that are formed about anothers
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA