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Title: "The ball was always in his court": An exploratory analysis of relationship scripts, sexual scripts, and condom use among African American women
Authors: Bowleg, Lisa
Lucas, Kenya
Tschann, Jeanne
Keywords: Relationship;Sexual Scripts;Condom Use
Issue Date: Mar-2004
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Citation: Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28(1): pp. 70-82.
Abstract: This qualitative study explored the association between African American women’s interpersonal relationship and sexual scripts and condom use with primary partners. Participants were 14 lower to middle-income women between the ages of 22 and 39 involved in emotionally and sexually intimate heterosexual relationships. Relationship types included those that were: stable, emotionally committed; casual, primarily sexual; and unstable, emotionally imbalanced and/or conflict-ridden. Respondents completed a semi-structured interview and a questionnaire about their relationships, sexual, and condom use behaviors. Data analyses identified three interpersonal relationship scripts (i.e., men control relationships, women sustain relationships, infidelity is normative) and two interpersonal sexual scripts (i.e., men control sexual activity; women want to use condoms, but men control condom use) that may indirectly or directly decrease African American women’s condom use with primary partners, and in turn increase their HIV risk. We discuss these interpersonal scripts within the context of sociocultural factors relevant to African American women, heterosexual relationships and communities.
Description: e-file 2006174295a is the article, 2006175295b is the accompanying dataset table.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-6402.2004.00124.x
http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1949
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