Constructions of Sexual Relationships: A Study of the Views of Young people in Catalunya, England and Slovakia and their Health Implications.

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  2006
Authors  Stenner, P.H.D.; Bianchi, G.; Popper, M.; Supeková, M.; Luksi­k, I; Pujol, J.
Journal Title  Journal of health psychology
Volume  11
Issue  5
Pages  669-684
Start Page  669
Journal Date  9/2006
Key Words  culture; Q methodology; relationships; sexual health; sexuality
Abstract  Q methodology was applied to investigate the views of young people from Catalunia, England and Slovakia regarding sexual relationships and their health implications. The Q sorts of 188 16-18-year-olds from these three diverse European regions were reduced by Q factor analysis to six clear accounts. These accounts are presented in relation to three emergent themes: (a) traditionalism/liberalism; (b) locus of responsibility; and (c) the relationship between sex and love, and these discursive themes are discussed in relation to health-salient criteria such as awareness of sex-related risk and corresponding implications for conduct.
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