A narrative analysis on the social construction of trust through condom use among young and adolescent females

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Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology

Subject Categories



College of Liberal Arts



Thesis Adviser

Nico Canoy


Research regarding condom use has focused on decision on its usage, how it shapes sexual pleasure and its health/protection aspect. Sexuality is another feature of condom use to which few studies have dedicated into researching its purposes, fulfillments, and narratives. This study examines condom use as a narrative experience through female centered script, and aimed to create a contextual and gender-specific perspective of condom use. This perspective takes into account three (3) approaches in the experience of condom use, namely: epidemiological, psychological, with the social constructive method integrating the two previous approaches. Data and further analysis suggest that trust is an emergent factor throughout the narrative framework, in such a way that it is prevalent among the three approaches. Theoretically, the findings suggests that it is a multi-dimensional variable which creates a framework of control between two partners, with the woman fashioning trust as the key to frame the narrative of condom use. Even though a lot of social factors were perceived as helping shape the meaning of using a condom, they are considered as preceding help meaning they aren't applicable in the terms of intercourse, making trust the practical deciding factor of using condoms. These findings suggest a different perspective of the experience of condom use, a perspective that provides the woman with the leverage in the context of a meaning embedded narrative.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

xi, 208 leaves ; 28 cm.


Condom use; Teenager--Sexual behavior

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