Constructions of sexual relationships: A study of the views of young people in Catalunia, England and Slovakia and their health implications

Paul H.D. Stenner*, Gabriel Bianchi, Miroslav Popper, Marianna Supeková, Ivan Lukšík, Joan Pujol

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    21 Citations (Scopus)

    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.

    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)669-684
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of Health Psychology
    Volume11
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

    Keywords

    • Culture
    • Q methodology
    • Relationships
    • Sexual health
    • Sexuality

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Constructions of sexual relationships: A study of the views of young people in Catalunia, England and Slovakia and their health implications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this