A Path Analysis of Variables Influencing convergence-based Safer Sexual Behavior of Early Adults

초기 성인기 대학생의 융복합 기반 안전한 성행동 경로모형

  • 서영숙 (대구보건대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 권영채 (가야대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2016.05.31
  • Accepted : 2016.07.20
  • Published : 2016.07.28


The purpose of this study was to understand self-esteem, sexual communication for parents, sexual assertiveness, and safer sexual behavior and. to examine the mediating effects of the sexual assertiveness on the safer sexual behavior of early adults. A structured questionnaire was completed by 291 university students from March 1 to April 31, 2016. Data were analyzed to calculate the direct and indirect effects of factors affecting safer sexual behavior using SPSS WIN 21.0 and AMOS 18.0 programs. Final model fit indices were RMSEA .05, GFI .98, AGFI .94, NFI .96, and self-esteem, sexual communication for parents showed a direct effect on sexual assertiveness and safer sexual behavior of university students. Sexual assertiveness mediated the relationships among self-esteem, sexual communication for parents, and safer sexual behavior. Furthermore, it is shown that the sexual assertiveness significantly mediates the relation between the positive self-esteem, sexual open communication for parents and safer sexual behavior of early adults.


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