Correlations among Masturbation, Body Image, and Sexual Attitudes of Female College Students
The purpose of this study is to explore the correlations among masturbation, body image, and sexual attitude of female college students. The data was collected from 920 valid questionnaires among 1,120 female respondents from 5 different colleges of 20 universities in Southern Taiwan. The questionnaire includes demographic information, body image scale, sex attitude scale and masturbation attitude scale. Statistical analysis is processed with SPSS for Window. The findings of this study are as follows: 1. 26.6% of the females have masturbation experience and the average age of their first masturbation is 15.04. A minority of them hold a negative attitude toward and feel inhibited toward masturbation. 2. The attitude toward masturbation of the respondents who have a partner tends to be more open than that of those who don’t. 3. The respondents without masturbation experience are more concerned about their weight and diet than those who with masturbation. However, the respondents without masturbation experience are more satisfied with their physical attraction, and their sex concept tends to be more open. 4. When the respondents are aware of their parents’ positive attitude towards masturbation, they are more satisfied with their physical attraction and have better acceptance of their self-image. 5. The more positive their attitude towards masturbation, the more positive their self-image.The results of this study provide practical information regarding intervention of female sexual desire for educators and counselors.
|關鍵詞||女大學生、自慰、身體意象、性態度、female college students、masturbation、body image、sexual attitude|