Over the past few years, researchers have begun to explore the use of the personals section on Craigslist. Yet, the exact ramification of such a free sexual advertisement service on MSM's sexual health and sexual risk-taking behaviors are just being documented. As such, we surveyed men by responding to their sexual placed on Craigslist. Using Self-Efficacy Theory as our foundation, we posited that MSM who placed more and reported more success from these would also report more negative health behaviors e.
Testing confirmed this hypothesis. There were two important implications. The behavior of Internet cruising, on its own, insufficiently impacted MSM health.
It was the interaction of of self-efficacy and the success of those outcome-efficacy that ultimately contributed to negative health behaviors. Second, MSM may have had different intentions for cruising.
The anti-theoretical tendency for some men to continually place high s of while also reporting very low success suggested that the outcome of merely placing the might be sufficiently erotic for some men. Keywords: Craigslist; MSM; condom use; internet cruising; outcome-efficacy; self-efficacy.
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RSS Link Copy. Full text links Cite Display options Display options. Abstract Over the past few years, researchers have begun to explore the use of the personals section on Craigslist. Figures Figure 1 Low and high of…. Figure 1 Low and high of predicting condom use by success rate. Low and high of predicting condom use by success rate. Note, the x-axis represents generalized low one SD below the mean and high of one SD above the meanand the y-axis represents increasing condom use.
Those who were more successful at hooking-up fell one SD above the mean, and those who were not successful at hooking-up fell one SD below the mean. The horizontal line running across the figure represents the mean for condom use. Figure 2 Low and high of…. Figure 2 Low and high of predicting of STIs by success rate. Low and high of predicting of Craigslist Texas sex by success rate. Because this was a statistical model, the configuration projects that highly successful men with low s of would have had zero STIs over the year.
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