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Att ligga i Lund - En undersökning om hur universitetsstudenter talar om sexualitet

Jalvelius, Jenny LU and Grönlund, Lisa LU (2008) SOPA63 20082
School of Social Work
Abstract
“To lay in Lund” – A study about the way university students speak about sexuality
Recently allegations concerning the sexual habits of young people have attracted attention in Swedish research. Assumptions regarding an increased number in sexual partners and a change in attitude towards sexuality are two of the noted aspects. The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of the way students at Lund University speak about sexuality. The respondents who participated in this study consisted of 10 university students between the ages of 20 to 30 years. Nine of the respondents took part in focus groups and one of them was interviewed individually. In the analysis of our results, based on the interviews, the theory of sexual scripts... (More)
“To lay in Lund” – A study about the way university students speak about sexuality
Recently allegations concerning the sexual habits of young people have attracted attention in Swedish research. Assumptions regarding an increased number in sexual partners and a change in attitude towards sexuality are two of the noted aspects. The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of the way students at Lund University speak about sexuality. The respondents who participated in this study consisted of 10 university students between the ages of 20 to 30 years. Nine of the respondents took part in focus groups and one of them was interviewed individually. In the analysis of our results, based on the interviews, the theory of sexual scripts has been used to develop an understanding of how the interaction between individuals and society affect sexuality. In our study we found that the respondents spoke about Lund in terms of a special context regarding sexual contacts and actions. This special context was thought of as allowing and open minded by our respondents. To have numerous sexual partners was thought of, by our respondents, as socially approved. We found that the use of alcohol is one of the foundations to this mentality. Furthermore we found that our respondents seem to believe that long term relationships is more successfully maintained in the future when no longer studying in Lund. While in Lund our respondents emphasize the importance of indulging in the student culture and that this is best attained as single. At the end of our study we discuss the acknowledgement of an individualistic way of looking at life among our respondents and aspects that generate and maintain this attitude. (Less)
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Jalvelius, Jenny LU and Grönlund, Lisa LU
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organization
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SOPA63 20082
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
sexual relations, sexuality, university students, sexual scripts
language
Swedish
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1538593
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2010-08-17 11:56:38
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  abstract     = {“To lay in Lund” – A study about the way university students speak about sexuality
Recently allegations concerning the sexual habits of young people have attracted attention in Swedish research. Assumptions regarding an increased number in sexual partners and a change in attitude towards sexuality are two of the noted aspects. The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of the way students at Lund University speak about sexuality. The respondents who participated in this study consisted of 10 university students between the ages of 20 to 30 years. Nine of the respondents took part in focus groups and one of them was interviewed individually. In the analysis of our results, based on the interviews, the theory of sexual scripts has been used to develop an understanding of how the interaction between individuals and society affect sexuality. In our study we found that the respondents spoke about Lund in terms of a special context regarding sexual contacts and actions. This special context was thought of as allowing and open minded by our respondents. To have numerous sexual partners was thought of, by our respondents, as socially approved. We found that the use of alcohol is one of the foundations to this mentality. Furthermore we found that our respondents seem to believe that long term relationships is more successfully maintained in the future when no longer studying in Lund. While in Lund our respondents emphasize the importance of indulging in the student culture and that this is best attained as single. At the end of our study we discuss the acknowledgement of an individualistic way of looking at life among our respondents and aspects that generate and maintain this attitude.},
  author       = {Jalvelius, Jenny and Grönlund, Lisa},
  keyword      = {sexual relations,sexuality,university students,sexual scripts},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att ligga i Lund - En undersökning om hur universitetsstudenter talar om sexualitet},
  year         = {2008},
}