Q methodology was applied to investigate the views of young people from Catalunia, England and Slovakia regarding sexual relationships and their health implications. The Q sorts of 188 16-18-year-olds from these three diverse European regions were reduced by Q factor analysis to six clear accounts. These accounts are presented in relation to three emergent themes: (a) traditionalism/liberalism; (b) locus of responsibility; and (c) the relationship between sex and love, and these discursive themes are discussed in relation to health-salient criteria such as awareness of sex-related risk and corresponding implications for conduct.
- Q methodology
- sexual health
Stenner, P., Bianchi, G., Popper, M., Supekova, M., Luksik, I., & Pujol, J. (2006). Constructions of sexual relationships: a study of the views of young people in Catalunia, England and Slovakia and their health implications. Journal of health psychology, 11(5), 669-684. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105306066617