Relationships between body type perception and emotional intelligence and sexual assertiveness of female college students

여대생의 체형인식 및 감성지능과 성적자기주장의 관계

  • Received : 2019.04.28
  • Accepted : 2019.07.20
  • Published : 2019.07.28


This study was conducted to identify the relationships between body type perception and emotional intelligence and sexual assertiveness of female college students. The study participants were 288 nursing students of two universities in Chungnam province. Data were collected by a self-administered questionnaire from March 1 to May 20, 2017. Collected data were analyzed using the IBM SPSS 20.0 program. The higher the emotional intelligence, the higher the sexual assertiveness(r=.25, p<.001), but sexual assertiveness according to body type perception were not significant. Factors influencing sexual assertiveness were religion, time of first relationship, body mass index, and emotional intelligence, which accounted 18.7%. Therefore, interventions for improving sexual assertiveness of female college students should include interventions for improving emotional intelligence. Studies on the relationship between body type perception and sexual assertiveness of female college students should be conducted.


Body Mass Index;Body Type Perception;Emotional Intelligence;Sexual Assertiveness;Female College Students

Table 1. Sexual assertiveness according to general characteristics

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Table 2. Sexual assertiveness according to Body Mass Index and body type perception

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Table 5. Influencing factors of sexual assertiveness

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Table 3. Emotional intelligence and sexual assertiveness

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Table 4. Correlation between emotional intelligence and sexual assertiveness

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