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Article: The impact of embarrassment on condom purchase behaviour

TitleThe impact of embarrassment on condom purchase behaviour
Authors
Issue Date1998
PublisherCanadian Public Health Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.cpha.ca/english/cjph/cjph.htm
Citation
Canadian Journal Of Public Health, 1998, v. 89 n. 6, p. 368-370 How to Cite?
AbstractA survey on the impact of embarrassment on condom purchase behavior was conducted among 130 individuals. The survey sample (93 males, 37 females) were recruited at the University of British Columbia. The primary independent variable of interest was the embarrassment of the respondents when purchasing condoms. The background variables were also considered which included the assessments of sexual behavior, gender, age, and residency status. A 4-point scale was used to measure the intensity of embarrassment and a 5-category scale was used to determine the frequency of condom purchase. The results for purchase embarrassment indicate that 41% of females and 34% of males expressed no embarrassment when making a condom purchase. Gender, age, number of sexual partners in the past year, and residency status were not significantly correlated with purchase embarrassment. 62% of males vs. 40% of females purchased at least once every 6 months. In summary, young people feel embarrassed about purchasing condoms, thus affecting their purchase behavior. The people who reported being more embarrassed purchasing condoms did so less often and purchased fewer condoms per visit. Subjects also tended to purchase from vending machines when possible in lieu of from store clerks or pharmacists.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/177871
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.466
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.790
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dc.description.abstractA survey on the impact of embarrassment on condom purchase behavior was conducted among 130 individuals. The survey sample (93 males, 37 females) were recruited at the University of British Columbia. The primary independent variable of interest was the embarrassment of the respondents when purchasing condoms. The background variables were also considered which included the assessments of sexual behavior, gender, age, and residency status. A 4-point scale was used to measure the intensity of embarrassment and a 5-category scale was used to determine the frequency of condom purchase. The results for purchase embarrassment indicate that 41% of females and 34% of males expressed no embarrassment when making a condom purchase. Gender, age, number of sexual partners in the past year, and residency status were not significantly correlated with purchase embarrassment. 62% of males vs. 40% of females purchased at least once every 6 months. In summary, young people feel embarrassed about purchasing condoms, thus affecting their purchase behavior. The people who reported being more embarrassed purchasing condoms did so less often and purchased fewer condoms per visit. Subjects also tended to purchase from vending machines when possible in lieu of from store clerks or pharmacists.en_US
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dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshBritish Columbiaen_US
dc.subject.meshCondomsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_US
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