Evaluating sexual self-consciousness, sexual selfefficacy, and sexual functions of older people

İnel Manav A., Gözüyeşil E. , Bozdoğan Yeşilot S.

Sexual and Relationship Therapy, vol.0, pp.1-16, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 0
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14681994.2020.1828576
  • Title of Journal : Sexual and Relationship Therapy
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-16


This descriptive study evaluated the sexual self-consciousness,

sexual self-efficacy, and sexual function of older people in Adana,

Y€uregir between June 10 and September 10, 2019. The study

sought to include a minimum of 380 older people based on

stratified sampling. The study sample included 381 older people

who agreeing to participate, married, and aged 65 years and

above. Those who had communication difficulty, used psychotropic

drugs, or had mental disorders were excluded from the

study. Study data were collected using the Personel Information

Form, Sexual Self-Efficacy Scale, Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale,

and Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale. Study findings were evaluated

using IBM SPSS Statistics 18 (IBM SPSS, Turkey) for statistical

analysis. Study data were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney U

test, Kruskal-Wallis analysis, Post-hoc test, and Spearman’s

Correlation analysis. The significance level was evaluated at

p<0.05. The total median value for the Sexual Self-Consciousness

Scale and Sexual Self-Efficacy Scale were 26 and 38, respectively.

The total median value for the Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale

was 25 for females, 17 for males. These results indicate that older

people have sexual embarrassment, a high level of sexual self-efficacy,

and most have sexual dysfunctionality. There was a positive

weak correlation between ASEX-Female and Sexual

Self_Conciousness Scale scores. There was a negative weak correlation

between ASEX-Female and Sexual Self-Efficacy Scale scores.