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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
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TAMAYO, Alvaro; LIMA, Adilce; MARQUES, Juliana and MARTINS, Larissa. Value priorities and the use of condom. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2001, vol.14, n.1, pp. 167-175. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722001000100014.
The Schwartz Value Inventory was applied to 300 university students in order to study the relationship between value priorities and the frequency with which they use the condom in their sexual relations. The ten motivational types of values were correlated with the dependent variable. The curve relating value priorities with the use of preservative was sinusoidal, but not symmetrical. Hedonism, self-determination and stimulation correlated positively with condom use while tradition and correlated negatively. The correlation with universalism and benevolence was near zero. The results of multiple regression confirmed that hedonism, self-determination and stimulation are the strongest predictors of the university students' use of condom.
Keywords : Values; condom; AIDS; Schwartz Values Inventory.