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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2015;21(4):272-283.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2015.21.4.272    Published online December 25, 2015.
Female Adolescents' Sexual Assertiveness Types: Q Methodology
Hye Jin Kim
Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea. khjin@yuhs.ac
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the type of sexual assertiveness of female adolescents.
METHODS
A Q methodology which provided a method of analyzing the subjectivity of each type was used. Thirty-three female high school students classified 40 selected Q statements into 9 points standard. The collected data was analyzed by using the PC-QUNAL program.
RESULTS
Four types of sexual assertiveness manifested by female adolescents were identified: Type 1: Self-normative line-drawing type, Type 2: Pleasure-seeking negotiation type, Type 3: Passive relationship maintenance type, Type 4: future-oriented satisfaction-delay type.
CONCLUSION
This study is meaningful because it provides empirical information necessary for the development of theories by verifying integrated attributes related to the female adolescents' sexual assertiveness. Results also induced the measuring tools and succeeding studies, and presented educational material for sex education that is tailored to the developmental level and characteristics of female adolescents.
Key Words: Female adolescent; Sexual assertiveness; Q methodology
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