Condom use at last sex is a widely used indicator in sexual behavior research; however, there is little empirical research validating this indicator. This study examined whether a single-event recall period (the last time coitus occurred) was consistent with longer recall periods (14 days and 60 days) for a sample of African American adolescent females (N = 566). The findings from this study demonstrate that condom use at last coitus is a valid proxy for condom use behaviors spanning longer time periods.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)