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NCJ Number: NCJ 242002     Find in a Library
Title: When is Online Pornography Viewing Problematic Among College Males? Examining the Moderating Role of Experiential Avoidance
Journal: Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity  Volume:19  Issue:3  Dated:July - September 2012  Pages:168 to 180
Author(s): Michael E. Levin ; Jason Lillis ; Steven C. Hayes
Date Published: 09/2012
Page Count: 13
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship of Internet pornography viewing and experiential avoidance to a range of psychosocial problems (depression, anxiety, stress, social functioning, and problems related to viewing) through a cross-sectional online survey conducted with a non-clinical sample of undergraduate college males.
Abstract: Internet pornography viewing is common among college-aged males, but it is unclear whether and for whom such viewing is problematic. One potential process that may account for whether viewing is problematic is experiential avoidance: seeking to reduce the form, frequency, or situational sensitivity of private experiences even when doing so causes behavioral harm. The current study examined the relationship of Internet pornography viewing and experiential avoidance to a range of psychosocial problems (depression, anxiety, stress, social functioning, and problems related to viewing) through a cross-sectional online survey conducted with a non-clinical sample of 157 undergraduate college males. Results indicated that frequency of viewing was significantly related to each psychosocial variable, such that more viewing was related to greater problems. Furthermore, experiential avoidance moderated the relationship between viewing and two psychosocial variables, such that viewing predicted anxiety and problems related to viewing only among those participants with clinical levels of experiential avoidance. These results are discussed in the context of research on experiential avoidance and treatment approaches that target this process. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Pornography
Index Term(s): Problem behavior ; Surveys ; Behavioral science research ; Students ; Computers ; Higher education ; Young Adult (18-24)
   
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