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

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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

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