Sexual Attitudes among College Students: An Approach in Mexico
Aurora Montañez-Frausto1, Alicia Álvarez Aguirre2, Georgina Olvera-Villanueva3, Ma. Teresa Hernández Ramos1, Nereyda Hernández Nava4, Ma. del Rocio Rocha-Rdz5
1Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences Division, Campus León, University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
2Nursing Department, Campus Health Sciences and Engineering, University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
3School of Nursing, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico.
4Department of Nursing, Academic Coordination Altiplano Region, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
5Department of Nursing, Multidisciplinary Academic Unit Central Zone, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2015.57057   PDF   HTML   XML   2,607 Downloads   3,436 Views  


Objective: To develop a predictive model for HIV/AIDS in the sexual behavior of university students from a public university in the state of Guanajuato. Methodology: Correlational study involved 294 university students from 18 to 19 years of age by stratified random sampling. The instruments used were: attitudes, subjective norms, self-efficacy and intentions for HIV/AIDS and sexual behavior. Descriptive statistics, normality test of Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Spearman correlation and logistic regression was used. Results: In describing sexual behavior of young students at the beginning of sexual life is observed that 61.9% of them have had sexual life, with higher per- centage in men. Of the 182 university students who reported first sexual intercourse used a contraceptive method 138 and 135 specifically used a condom the first time they had sex. The variables that have the ability to predict the sex drive at the start of sexual life, are the attitudes and perceived behavioral control (X2 = 39,638, df = 4, p < 0.000), reporting a 12.6% of explained variance. Conclusions: In general, university students today are perceived as vulnerable to sexual behavior and have safe sex, which leads us to think that protect not get HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancies.

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Montañez-Frausto, A. , Aguirre, A. , Olvera-Villanueva, G. , Ramos, M. , Nava, N. and Rocha-Rdz, M. (2015) Sexual Attitudes among College Students: An Approach in Mexico. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5, 400-405. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2015.57057.

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