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NCJ Number: 229796 Find in a Library
Title: Viewing Internet Pornography: For Whom is it Problematic, How, and Why?
Journal: Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity  Volume:16  Issue:4  Dated:October-December 2009  Pages:253-266
Author(s): Michael P. Twohig; Jesse M. Crosby; Jared M. Cox
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 14
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined use of Internet pornography among male college students.
Abstract: This study investigated the prevalence of problematic Internet pornography viewing, how it is problematic, and the psychological processes that underlie the problem in a sample of 84 college-age males using an anonymous online survey. It was found that approximately 20 percent-60 percent of the sample who view pornography find it to be problematic depending on the domain of interest. In this study, the amount of viewing did not predict the level of problems experienced. Mediational analyses suggest that the manner in which an individual interacts with urges to view pornography may be related to whether viewing is problematic or not. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Pornography
Index Term(s): Internet Protection (Child Health and Welfare); Psychological research; Psychosexual behavior; Students
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