Constructions of sexual relationships: a study of the views of young people in Catalunia, England and Slovakia and their health implications
Stenner, Paul, Bianchi, Gabriel, Popper, Miroslav, Supekova, Marianna, Luksik, Ivan and Pujol, Joan (2006) Constructions of sexual relationships: a study of the views of young people in Catalunia, England and Slovakia and their health implications Journal of Health Psychology, 11 (5). pp. 669-684. ISSN 1461-7277
Official URL: http://hpq.sagepub.com/content/11/5/669
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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