Dupras, André; Lafond, Josée S.; Dionne, Hélène
September 2001
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2001, Vol. 10 Issue 3/4, p101
Academic Journal
This paper presents the results of an exploratory study about what motivates individuals to choose the profession of sexologist. A group of 120 new students in the bachelor's degree program in sexology at the University of Quebec at Montreal completed a questionnaire on personal and environmental factors that influenced their decision to pursue studies in sexology. Students identified both intrinsic motives, such as their desire to help people achieve greater sexual well-being, and extrinsic factors such as their desire to have interesting employment. The notion of vocation is used to explain the students' commitment to a profession that carries an uncertain future.


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