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Factors Affecting Sexual Autonomy among Female University Students

여대생의 성적 자율성에 영향을 미치는 요인

  • Received : 2014.09.11
  • Accepted : 2014.11.06
  • Published : 2014.11.30

Abstract

This study examined the factors affecting the sexual autonomy of female university students to provide the basic data for developing an intervention program for sex education. The data was collected from 322 female college students and analyzed with a t-test and multiple regression using the SPSS 21.0 program. The significant factors of sexual autonomy were intercourse experience (${\beta}=0.115$, p=.040), sex knowledge (${\beta}=0.118$, p=.028), permissiveness of sexual violence (${\beta}=-0.290$, p<.001), and the perception of unwed pregnancy (${\beta}=-0.104$, p=.048). These factors explained 21.7% of the variance in sexual autonomy. In conclusion, there is a need to develop a sex education program to increase sexual autonomy considering the factors affecting sexual autonomy.

Keywords

Sex;Autonomy;Knowledge;Attitude

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