Concept Analysis of Female Sexual Subjectivity based on Walker and Avant's Method

Walker와 Avant 방법에 근거한 여성의 성 주체성 개념분석

  • Choi, Yoona (Department of Nursing, The Graduate School, Yonsei University) ;
  • Ko, Il Sun (College of Nursing, Yonsei University)
  • 최윤아 (연세대학교 대학원 간호학과) ;
  • 고일선 (연세대학교 간호대학)
  • Received : 2017.08.14
  • Accepted : 2017.11.13
  • Published : 2017.12.20


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to clarify attributes, antecedents, and consequences of female sexual subjectivity. Methods: Walker and Avant's concept analysis process was used to analyze 27 studies from the current literature that relates to female sexual subjectivity. A systematic literature review of women's study in sociology, psychology, theology, law, health science, and nursing was reviewed. Results: The defining attributes of female sexual subjectivity were sexual self-awareness, sexual decision making, sexual desire, and good sexual communication with partner. The antecedents of female sexual subjectivity were social environment, sexual education, sexual experience, and interpersonal relationship. The consequences of female sexual subjectivity were safe sex, prevention of sexual victimization, and sexual satisfaction. Conclusion: Female sexual subjectivity is defined as sexual self-awareness, sexual decision making, sexual desire to seek sexual pleasure and safety, and effective communication with partner in terms of sexual behavior, sexual experience and sexual health. Based on these results, a scale measuring female sexual subjectivity is needed.


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