Sexuality information sources of college students: A cross-cultural study

2008-09-10
Sümer, Zeynep
Engin Demir, Cennet
Pedersen, Paula J.
Keeney, Georgia
This cross-cultural study aims to identify and compare the actual and preferred sources of sexuality information among American and Turkish university students on various sex-related topics. College students’ perceptions of the role of their parents as sexual education providers were also examined. The literature suggests that young people receive sexuality information from a variety of sources (e.g., Andre, Frevert & Schuchmann, 1989; Ballard & Morris, 1998). Knowing the importance of different sources will provide educators with opportunities to incorporate and combine a variety of these sources into their curriculum. Furthermore, integration of different sources of sexual learning may increase the effectiveness of sexuality education. While there has been numerous research on the sources of sexuality information in the United States (e.g., Miller, Benson & Galbrait, 2001; Moore & Davidson, 1999; Raffaeeli & Green, 2003) little has been known about the sources of Turkish students. Additionally, little is known about cross-cultural comparisons of two different cultures on the sources of sexuality information. The following research questions guided the research process. 1. What are the sources that American and Turkish university students received information on various sex-related topics? 2. What are the sources that American and Turkish university students preferred to receive information on various sex-related topics? 3. What are the roles of parents as sexual education providers from the perspectives of American and Turkish university students?
Citation Formats
Z. Sümer, C. Engin Demir, P. J. Pedersen, and G. Keeney, “Sexuality information sources of college students: A cross-cultural study,” Gothenburg, İsveç, 2008, p. 1, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/84852.