An Analysis of the Perception of Elderly Women about Sexuality through their Group Counseling Experience
여성노인의 집단상담 경험을 통한 섹슈얼리티 인식변화에 관한 분석

Yu-Mi Baek
2013 Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society  
This study is a qualitative case study for discovering any change in the perception of elderly women about sexuality through a group counseling program. For this the study selected eight elderly people who are female aged 65 or over living in D city and have a spouse who is able to have a consistent sex life. Then the study collected relevant data by offering eight sessions of a group counseling program, and carried out an analysis with an approach to case studies. As a result of the research,
more » ... here were changes in their perceptions about and current life satisfaction, relationships for unity, pleasure․relaxation․active self-expression, sexual relations. After their participation in the program, participants had a positive perception about a sex concept, namely sexuality and they came to think about the need for an increase of sexuality for raising the satisfaction of life in late years. These research results would be offered as basic data of research into sexuality which may be able to enhance the quality of the lives of elderly people, such as the positive recognition of sex, active sexual intercourses, and the improvement of self-esteem.
doi:10.5762/kais.2013.14.8.3696 fatcat:p2qvgf5vbjbgzlnbcj5earmlaa