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dc.contributor.advisorMendez, Roque
dc.contributor.authorWilder, Shannon ( )
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-17T18:25:27Z
dc.date.available2015-09-17T18:25:27Z
dc.date.issued2015-07
dc.identifier.citationWilder, S. (2015). Unprotected intercourse: The value of motherhood, ambivalence, masculinity, and femininity (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5746
dc.description.abstractIn the past 20 years, the rate of unintended pregnancies has remained unchanged, despite the fact that birth control has become more accessible. This research project investigated potential predictors for unintended pregnancies other than the accessibility of birth control. The hypotheses of this study were: greater motherhood value, higher levels of ambivalence, and high femininity and low masculinity would be correlated with higher frequency of Unprotected Intercourse (UI). An online survey was administered to sexually active women at Texas State University, who were not intending to become pregnant within the next three months. The instruments used were a 60-item Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI), a 6-item Ambivalence Scale, a 17-item Motherhood Value Scale, and other combined scales. Exploratory factor analysis indicated that Motherhood had two components: Benefits of Motherhood and Costs of Motherhood. In a multiple logistic regression Benefits of Motherhood was found to be a significant predictor for UI. Exploratory analyses found that Benefits of Motherhood significantly correlated with Certainty of wanting children. Also, Ambivalence2 significantly correlated with UI and Ambivalence.
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dc.format.extent57 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectUnprotected Intercourse
dc.subjectUnprotected sex
dc.subjectContraceptives
dc.subjectNon-contraceptive use
dc.subjectMotherhood
dc.subjectBenefits of Motherhood
dc.subjectCosts of Motherhood
dc.subjectAmbivalence
dc.subjectAmbivalent
dc.subjectBSRI
dc.subjectFemininity
dc.subjectMasculinity
dc.subjectMeasurement of Motherhood
dc.subjectCollege Population
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subject.lcshCollege students--Sexual behavioren_US
dc.subject.lcshCollege students--Attitudesen_US
dc.subject.lcshBem Sex-Role Inventoryen_US
dc.subject.lcshPsychological testsen_US
dc.titleUnprotected Intercourse: The Value of Motherhood, Ambivalence, Masculinity, and Femininity
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRaffeld, Paul
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOgletree, Shirley
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychological Research
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
txstate.departmentPsychology


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