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Psychosocial determinants of risky sexual behaviours of young tourists on Barbados

Winkens, A. (2008) Psychosocial determinants of risky sexual behaviours of young tourists on Barbados.

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Abstract:Each year a lot of young people travel to international tourists resorts with the aim of having a good time, having a lot of fun and experiencing a diversification from their everyday life. It seems that sexual activity contributes to fulfil this expectation of holiday, as a high number of young tourists engage in casual sexual contact during vacation. This sexual behaviours expose young people to increased risks of getting infected with STI’s, such as HIV, because another high portion of these young travellers do not consistently use condoms. The Caribbean island Barbados is one of this international tourist resorts, where each year thousands of young people come to spend their holidays. This study examined the sexual behaviours of young tourists on the Caribbean island Barbados and investigated the contribution of alcohol consumption, motivation to travel, personal history on sexual activity, sensation seeking and social cognitions gathered from the theory of planned behaviour and the protection motivation theory
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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