A Research on the Subjectivity of the Female University Students Regarding the Management of the Health of the Skin: An Application of Q-methodology

여대생의 피부건강관리에 대한 주관성 연구 : Q 방법론적 접근

  • 윤정아 (동명대학교 보건복지교육대학 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.04.10
  • Accepted : 2018.07.20
  • Published : 2018.07.28


This research was attempted to understand the types of the subjectivities possessed by the individuals regarding the management of the health of the skin on the part of the female university students by applying the Q-methodology and to comparatively analyze the special features. Regarding the subjects of the research, 41 female university students at one university were made into the P-samples. And, by selecting 34 Q-samples from the total of 141 Q-populations, the forced distribution took place in terms of the 9-points scale. The subjects were interviewed, and the contents regarding interviews were recorded. The data were analyzed with the QUANL program. As a result of the research, the 4 types were discovered. They appeared as 'the professional knowledge pursuing type', who consider the expertise regarding the skin management important, 'the nature-oriented type', who express the importance of the skin rather than the functional, cosmetic products, 'the active self- management type', who pursue the highly-functional cosmetic products and the active skin management, and 'the self-ostentation type', who consider the external parts, rather than the health, important. As a result, based on the results of this research, the special characteristics by each type regarding the skin health management of the female university students must be understood, and a differentiated educational method or approach method for the skin health management resulting this must be considered.


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