Internet Pornography Use in the Context of External and Internal Religiosity (Research)

Posted on June 15, 2010, in Internet, Relationships, Research, STD, Women

Publication Information

Title: Internet Pornography Use in the Context of External and Internal Religiosity
Publication: Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol. 38, No. 1
Author: Alina Baltazar, Herbert W. Helm, Jr., Duane Mcbride, Gary Hopkins, John V. Stevens, Jr.
Date: 03/15/2010

This study explored the extent of internet pornography use among men and women who were students at a conservative Christian university. A major goal of the study was to investigate if religiosity can act as a protective factor against the use of internet pornography. Large gender differences were found with males viewing pornography over three times as often as females.  The study found that heavy internet pornography use among Christian respondents was lower than that of the general population. The data reported that pornography use may have significant consequences for faith communities as well as individuals and spousal couples.

 

 

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