Adolescent Consumption of Pornographic Materials: Prevalence and Psychosocial Correlates Based on a Longitudinal Study

Daniel T.L. Shek, Qiuzhi Xie, Cecilia M.S. Ma

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Abstract

In this study, prevalence and psychosocial correlates of consumption of pornographic materials in Chinese adolescents were examined over 4 years. Results showed that adolescent consumption of pornographic materials generally increased throughout the junior secondary school years. Compared with that of traditional pornographic materials, adolescent consumption of pornographic materials on the Internet was higher. Growth curve analyses showed that age was related to initial level of pornography consumption and gender was related to growth trajectory of the consumption; family intactness also influenced growth rate in consumption of pornography on the Internet. Initial level of pornography consumption in early adolescence, gender, positive youth development qualities, and family functioning also predicted consumption of pornographic materials in middle adolescence. The present findings suggested that positive youth development and family functioning are protective factors for adolescent consumption of pornographic materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuality of Life in Asia
PublisherSpringer
Pages309-324
Number of pages16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameQuality of Life in Asia
Volume7
ISSN (Print)2211-0550
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0569

Keywords

  • Chinese adolescents
  • Family functioning
  • Longitudinal study
  • Pornographic materials
  • Positive youth development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration
  • Demography
  • Development
  • Education

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