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The relationship of sexual attitude, ego-resiliency, and sexual autonomy in nursing students
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2017;28:1361-70
Published online November 30, 2017
© 2017 Korean Data & Information Science Society.

Kyung Soon Jeong1 · Gun Ja Jang2 · Su Jin Kim3

1Department of Nursing, Gyeongbuk College of Health
2Department of Nursing, Daegu University
3Department of Nursing, Chung Cheong University
Correspondence to: Gun Ja Jang
Associate professor, Department of Nursing, Daegu University, Daegu, 38453, Korea. E-mail:
Received September 6, 2017; Revised November 24, 2017; Accepted November 24, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
In this study, we aimed to identify the relationship between sexual attitude, ego-resiliency, and sexual autonomy in nursing students. The subjects were 226 nursing students who recruited from one college. Data were analyzed using SPSS 20.0 program. The sexual attitude was positively correlated with ego-resiliency (r=.169, p=.011). Also, ego-resiliency and sexual autonomy was positively correlated (r=.148, p=.026). Factors significantly influencing sexual autonomy in nursing students were ego-resiliency (β=.138, p=.048), sexual characteristic of participant (β=-.149, p=.038), and dating experience (β=.170, p=.014). This study showed that the nursing intervention for boosting ego-resiliency and sexual autonomy through healthy and sound dating experience should be required in nursing students.
Keywords : Ego-resiliency, sexual attitude, sexual autonomy