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NCJ Number: 221020 Find in a Library
Title: Generation XXX: Pornography Acceptance and Use Among Emerging Adults
Journal: Journal of Adolescent Research  Volume:23  Issue:1  Dated:January 2008  Pages:6-30
Author(s): Jason S. Carroll; Laura M. Padilla-Walker; Larry J. Nelson; Chad D. Olson; Carolyn McNamara Barry; Stephanie D. Madsen
Date Published: January 2008
Page Count: 25
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this study was to examine levels of pornography use and acceptance among emerging adults in the United States.
Abstract: Results reveal that roughly two-thirds (67 percent) of young men and one-half (49 percent) of young women agree that viewing pornography is acceptable, whereas nearly 9 out of 10 (87 percent) young men and nearly one-third (31 percent) of young women reported using pornography. In addition, associations were revealed between pornography acceptance and use and emerging adults’ risky sexual attitudes and behaviors, substance use patterns, and nonmarital cohabitation values. Implications of pornography use during the transition to adulthood were discussed. Pornography is becoming a prevalent part of life in the United States and many countries around the world. Existing studies provide some insight into the pornography patterns of emerging adults and some of the reasons behind their use of pornography, however, there continues to be unanswered questions. This study examined correlates of pornography acceptance and use within a normative population of emerging adults (individuals aged 18 to 26). Participants included 813 university students, both men and women, recruited from 6 college sites across the United States. Participants completed an online questionnaire regarding their acceptance and use of pornography, as well as their sexual values and activity, substance use, and family formation values. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Pornography
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Comparative analysis; Sexual behavior
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