- 福山大学こころの健康相談室紀要 (ISSN:18815960)
- no.4, pp.59-66, 2010
The purpose of this study was to construct a sexual self-determination scale and examine the effect of sex experienceon sexual self-determination. A questionnaire which included items on sexual experience and dating violence, andsexual self-determination scale was administered to 117 university students as a part of the requirement of a socialpsychology course. Sexual self-determination was found to be constructed from four factors: sexual diversity, sexualself-receptiveness, sexual liberty, and sexual health/rights. However, both the reliability based on alpha coefficients andthe criterion-related validity were not sufficient. It was found that women without sexual experience are able torecognize sexual diversity. In addition, men were found to be more sexually liberated than women, and those who hadhad sexual experience were more sexually liberated than their counterparts.