Objectives: To investigate the relation between partner dependence and sexual risk behavior in the context of the informationmotivation- behavioral skills (IMB) model. Methods: STI clinic patients v(n=1432) completed a computerized interview assessing partner dependence, condom use, and IMB variables. Results: Men had higher partner-dependence scores than women did. Patients reporting greater dependence reported less condom use. Gender did not moderate the partner dependence- condom-use relationship. Partner dependence did not moderate the relation between IMB constructs and condom use. Conclusions: Further research is needed to determine how partner dependence can be incorporated into conceptual models of safer sex behaviors.
- Partner dependence
- Sexual risk behavior
- Sexually transmitted diseases
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Social Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health