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Sexuality and Disability

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 249–262 | Cite as

Student comparison of Sexual Myths: Two-Country Case

  • Serap Ejder Apay
  • Malgorzata Nagorska
  • Reva Balcı Akpınar
  • Aslı Sis Çelik
  • Monika Binkowska-Bury
Original Paper

Abstract

Sexual myths are generally exaggerated and wrong beliefs, which are accepted right by individuals in terms of sexual subjects and have no scientific value. These wrong beliefs and concepts affect attitudes and behaviors of the individuals towards sexuality. 400 students, attending Atatürk University and Rzeszow University, were included in this descriptive and comparative study. A questionnaire form, prepared by researchers was used to collect the data of the study. SPSS software was used to assess the data along with percentage and Chi square test. It was determined that 59.7 % of the students included in the study were in the age group of 21–26 years, 68.4 % were female and 41 % resided in the city center. Moreover, 49.8 % of the students were Muslim, 48.1 % were Christian, and 54.4 % were studying in non-medical faculties. While the Turkish students accepted 8 myths right, the Polish students considered 10 myths right. The study revealed that students in both societies believed and approved a similar number of sexual myths.

Keywords

Sexuality Sexual myths Sexual information Student Turkey Poland 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors are grateful to all the students who participated in this study.

Conflict of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Serap Ejder Apay
    • 1
  • Malgorzata Nagorska
    • 2
  • Reva Balcı Akpınar
    • 3
  • Aslı Sis Çelik
    • 3
  • Monika Binkowska-Bury
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health ScienceAtaturk UniversityErzurumTurkey
  2. 2.Rzeszow UniversityRzeszowPoland
  3. 3.Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health ScienceAtaturk UniversityErzurumTurkey

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