Study on nursing students’ attitude towards love and sex roles
広島都市学園大学雑誌 : 健康科学と人間形成 = Journal of Hiroshima Cosmopolitan University : health sciences and human formation
43 , 2016-05-01 , 広島都市学園大学
For this study, a questionnaire survey was conducted targeting nursing students, who were considered to possess strong and concrete career–mindedness, at a private university in order to review their attitudes towards love, marriage and sex roles.
Among the four factors of the attitude towards love, “the power of love” tended to be higher in female students than in male students, while “love for love’s sake” tended to be higher in male students than female students. In terms of egalitarian sex role attitudes, no sex–specific or academic year–specific
difference was observed and those with a strong orientation towards traditional sex roles scored higher than those who believe in the egalitarian principle in all factors of the attitude towards love.
Male students tended to place an emphasis on the pureness of love, while female students tended to
be empowered by love, showing a realistic view in their attitude towards love in their final year before
graduation and life as a member of society.