Determining Erciyes University students' knowledge about and attitudes toward sexuality

Özkan T., BAŞER M. , GÜN İ.

Social Behavior and Personality, vol.36, no.10, pp.1401-1410, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2008.36.10.1401
  • Title of Journal : Social Behavior and Personality
  • Page Numbers: pp.1401-1410


This descriptive study was conducted in order to determine the behaviors and knowledge of Erciyes University students in terms of sexuality. A total of 1,500 final year students from Erciyes University comprised the study group. The data were collected via a questionnaire designed by the researchers. The Chi-square test and student t test were used for statistical analysis. The findings of the study showed 10.9% of the female students and 51.7% of the male students had had a sexual intercourse experience. The average age of the first sexual intercourse experience of the students was 18.2 ±2.1 years. It was observed that 44.7% of the female students and 36% of the male students were definitely opposed to sexual intercourse before marriage. © Society for Personality Research (Inc.).