FACTORES PROTECTORES Y CONDUCTAS SEXUALES PROTEGIDAS EN ESTUDIANTES DE SECUNDARIA VENEZOLANOS

Translated title of the contribution: PROTECTIVE FACTORS AND PROTECTED SEXUAL BEHAVIORS IN VENEZUELAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Jesús Manuel Guerrero Alcedo, Adriana Isabel Lucena Torrellas, Lorena del Carmen Espina Romero

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Abstract

Introduction: sexual behavior has gained greater emphasis among health professionals due to the social and personal repercussions it has caused in new generations. It has become a public health problem at national and international level, which affects such a vulnerable population as adolescents. Purpose: this study aims to empirically evaluate the direct and indirect influence of age, sex, self-efficacy to prevent HIV, sexual resilience, psychological well-being, self-concept, functional social support and family communication on protected sexual behaviors in Venezuelan high school students. Method: it comprises a non-experimental, correlational, explanatory study with a cross-sectional design. A sample of 317 students was taken, selected under an accidental non-probabilistic sampling. Results: it was found that protective sexual behaviors are directly influenced by HIV prevention self-efficacy, sexual resilience and self-concept, and indirectly by functional social support, sex and family communication. Conclusion: These findings will allow the design of health promotion strategies that foster personal resources that will help students maintain safe sexual behaviors.

Translated title of the contributionPROTECTIVE FACTORS AND PROTECTED SEXUAL BEHAVIORS IN VENEZUELAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)46-62
Number of pages17
JournalHealth and Addictions / Salud y Drogas
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

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