Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Ecstasy use, impulsivity, adult ADHD, and unprotected anal sex
by Meyers, Stephanie A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 89; 1527333
Abstract (Summary)

Previous research indicates that ecstasy use is positively associated with higher levels of impulsivity and risky sexual behaviors. In addition, methamphetamine use, which is chemically related to ecstasy, has been associated with higher levels of adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. This study adds to the existing literature by investigating the relationship between adult ADHD symptoms, impulsivity, ecstasy use, and unprotected anal sex. Participants were recruited from the Center for Behavioral Research and Services in Long Beach, California. Adult ADHD symptoms were associated with unprotected anal sex among women, but not for men. Furthermore, ecstasy use was found to be associated with unprotected anal sex among men who have sex with men (MSM) but not for women or men who have sex with women (MSW). In addition, higher levels of impulsivity were associated with both ecstasy use and unprotected anal sex among women, MSM, and MSW.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fisherm.a., Dennis G.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Social psychology, Personality psychology
Keywords: ADHD, Ecstasy, Impulsivity, Sexual risk behavior
Publication Number: 1527333
ISBN: 9781303766084
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