Publications by authors named "Julie C Hill"

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College students' hookup motivations as predictors of the positivity and negativity of their most recent hookup experience.

J Am Coll Health 2021 Jan 31:1-7. Epub 2021 Jan 31.

Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, Wisconsin, USA.

Objective: Previous research has found that college students experience both positive and negative outcomes after a hookup. The present study examined the role that hookup motives and sex play in determining the overall positivity and negativity of the experience. College students ( = 156) completed an online survey about their most recent hookup. The survey assessed hookup motivations and outcomes. Lower coping motives and higher social-sexual, relationship-seeking, and enhancement motives predicted more positive outcomes. Higher coping motives and lower social-sexual, conformity, and enhancement motives predicted more negative outcomes. For men, positive outcomes were correlated with weaker enhancement motives, while negative outcomes were correlated with more enhancement motives. For women, higher levels of positive outcomes were positively correlated with enhancement, social-sexual, and relationship-seeking motives, while negative outcomes were negatively correlated with social-sexual, enhancement, and coping motives. The results of this study have implications for risk prevention and future research.
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January 2021

Impact of Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, and Perceived Importance on Steps Taken Toward Cancer Prevention Among College Men and Women.

J Cancer Educ 2017 03;32(1):148-154

Department of Psychology, University of Florida, P.O. Box 115911, Gainesville, FL, 32611, USA.

The incidence of skin, most HPV-related, liver, and lung cancers can be reduced through primary prevention. Morbidity from breast and testicular cancers can be reduced through secondary prevention. Thus, it is important to understand the mechanisms that predict engagement in primary and secondary prevention behaviors for these cancers. We investigated the roles of knowledge of cancer prevention, perceived importance of cancer prevention, and self-efficacy to engage in prevention steps in order to predict college students' actual engagement in cancer prevention behaviors (CPB). Participants were 315 undergraduates who completed an online survey to assess these constructs. Hierarchical linear regression analyses were used to model knowledge, self-efficacy, and perceived importance as predictors of CPB for a range of cancers. Self-efficacy predicted CPB similarly across all cancers such that having a higher level of self-efficacy to prevent the cancer predicted having engaged in more CPB. Increase in knowledge predicted an increase in the frequency of CPB for skin and HPV-related cancers. Perceived importance of prevention predicted skin cancer CPB. These findings can be used to tailor cancer prevention programs for undergraduates to achieve greatest impact.
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March 2017