The prevalence of risky sexual behaviours among young adults in relation to alcohol consumption

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Authors
Murtagh, Vicky
Issue Date
2005
Degree
BA in Psychology
Publisher
Dublin Business School
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Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine unprotected sexual intercourse (non-condom usage) among young adult that consumed alcohol and did not consume alcohol. There were 160 participants in total, with an equal number of people in the control and experimental group. It was found that there was a significant difference between the control and experimental group in the reportage of ever having engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse. There was also a significant difference between the control and experimental group in the reportage of unprotected sexual intercourse with a casual sexual partner. The results indicated that there was also a relationship between alcohol consumption and unprotected sexual intercourse. It was concluded that there was a relationship between alcohol consumption and unprotected sexual intercourse.
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