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“Linking Exposure to Outcomes: Early Adolescents’ Consumption of Sexual Content in Six Media”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Psychological, Statistics, Teens

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Title: "Linking Exposure to Outcomes: Early Adolescents' Consumption of Sexual Content in Six Media"
Publication: Mass Communication & Society 8.2
Author: Pardun, Carol J., Kelly Ladin L'Engle, and Jane D. Brown
Date: 11/17/2009

Abstract A media-use questionnaire was completed by 3,261 7th and 8th graders and a subsample of 1,074 respondents was interviewed about their sexual attitudes and behaviors. Based on results from the media survey, respondents’ top television shows, movies, music, Internet sites, and newspapers were content analyzed for portrayals or references to pubertal development, romantic relationships, […]

“X-Rated: Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors Associated with U.S. Early Adolescents’ Exposure to Sexually Explicit Media”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Men, Statistics, Teens, Women

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Title: "X-Rated: Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors Associated with U.S. Early Adolescents' Exposure to Sexually Explicit Media"
Publication: Communication Research 36.1
Author: Brown, Jane D., and Kelly L. L'Engle.
Date: 01/29/2009

Abstract Correlates of use and subsequent sexual attitudes and behaviors predicted by exposure to sexually explicit content (i.e., pornography and erotica) in adult magazines, X-rated movies, and the Internet were examined in a prospective survey of a diverse sample of early adolescents (average age at baseline = 13.6 years; N = 967). Two-thirds (66%) of […]

“Adolescent’s Exposure to Sexualized Media Environment and Their Notions of Women as Sex Objects”

Posted on November 2, 2016, in Research, Statistics, Teens, Women

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Title: "Adolescents’ exposure to a sexualized media environment and their notions of women as sex objects"
Publication: Sex Roles
Author: Peter, Jochen, et al.
Date: 02/28/2007

Abstract This study was designed to investigate whether adolescents’ exposure to a sexualized media environment is associated with stronger beliefs that women are sex objects. More specifically, we studied whether the association between notions of women as sex objects and exposure to sexual content of varied explicitness (i.e., sexually non-explicit, semi-explicit, or explicit) and in […]

“Use of Pornography and Self-Reported Engagement in Sexual Violence among Adolescents”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Relationships, Research, Sexual Violence, Teens

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Title: "Use of pornography and self-reported engagement in sexual violence among adolescents."
Publication: European Journal of Developmental Psychology
Author: Bonino, Silvia, et al.
Date: 02/17/2007

Abstract This cross-sectional study examined 804 adolescents, boys and girls, aged from 14 to 19 years, attending different types of high schools in the northwest of Italy; the questionnaire “Me and My Health” (Bonino, 1996, Bonino, S. 1996. Questionario: Io e la mia salute, Torino, , Italy: Regione Piemonte, Assessorato alla Sanità.) was used to collect […]

“Pornography Use as a Risk Marker for an Aggressive Pattern of Behavior among Sexually Reactive Children and Adolescents”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Children, Psychological, Research, Teens

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Title: "Pornography Use as a Risk Marker for an Aggressive Pattern of Behavior among Sexually Reactive Children and Adolescents"
Publication: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Author: Alexy, Eillen M., et al.
Date: 01/14/2009

Abstract Sexually reactive children and adolescents (SRCAs), sometimes referred to as juvenile sexual offenders, may be more vulnerable and likely to experience damaging effects from pornography use because they are a high-risk group for a variety of aggressive behaviors. The purpose of this study is to describe the characteristics of those who use pornography and […]

“Pornography, Sexual Coercion and Abuse and Sexting in Young People’s Intimate Relationships: A European Study”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Research, Sexting, Sexual Violence, Teens

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Title: "Pornography, Sexual Coercion and Abuse and Sexting in Young People's Intimate Relationships: A European Study"
Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Author: Stanley, Nicky, et al.
Date: 03/10/2016

Abstract New technology has made pornography increasingly accessible to young people, and a growing evidence base has identified a relationship between viewing pornography and violent or abusive behavior in young men. This article reports findings from a large survey of 4,564 young people aged 14 to 17 in five European countries which illuminate the relationship […]

“‘I Wasn’t Sure It Was Normal To Watch It…’ A Quantitiative and Qualititative Examination of the Impact of Online Pornography on the Values, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviours of Children and Young People”

Posted on October 31, 2016, in Children, Research, Statistics, Teens

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Title: "'I Wasn't Sure It Was Normal To Watch It...' A Quantitiative and Qualititative Examination of the Impact of Online Pornography on the Values, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviours of Children and Young People"
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Author: Martellozzo, Elena, et al.
Date: 06/15/2016

Summary This paper presents findings about young people’s experiences with online pornography. It draws on data from the first national survey of secondary school boys and girls regarding their attitudes and feelings about online pornography, whether viewing it deliberately or accidentally. To our knowledge, this is the most extensive survey of 11-16 year olds regarding […]

Efficacy of a Sexual Assault Resistance Program for University Women

Posted on June 19, 2015, in Men, Research, Sexual Violence, Societal, Statistics, Teens, Women

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Title: Efficacy of a Sexual Assault Resistance Program for University Women
Publication: The New England Journal of Medicine
Author: Charlene Y. Senn, Misha Eliasziw, Paula C. Barata, Wilfreda E. Thurston, Ian R. Newby-Clark, H. Lorraine Radtke, Karen L. Hobden
Date: 06/11/2015

BACKGROUND Young women attending university are at substantial risk for being sexually assaulted, primarily by male acquaintances, but effective strategies to reduce this risk remain elusive. METHODS We randomly assigned first-year female students at three universities in Canada to the Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act Sexual Assault Resistance program (resistance group) or to a session providing […]

The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape?


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Title: The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape?
Publication: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Author: Brian Heilman, Luciana Hebert, Nastasia Paul-Gera
Date: 06/01/2014

Women and girls around the world experience staggering levels of rape and other forms of sexual violence. This violence devastates lives, unhinges communities, and hampers greater social and economic development. While the severity, frequency, and purpose of this violence can broaden during times of conflict or emergency, its foundations are laid during “peacetime,” as is […]

Adolescents’ Exposure to a Sexualized Media Environment and Their Notions of Women as Sex Objects


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Title: Adolescents’ Exposure to a Sexualized Media Environment and Their Notions of Women as Sex Objects
Publication: Sex Roles
Author: Jochen Peter, Patti M. Valkenburg
Date: 02/28/2007

This study was designed to investigate whether adolescents’ exposure to a sexualized media environment is associated with stronger beliefs that women are sex objects. More specifically, we studied whether the association between notions of women as sex objects and exposure to sexual content of varied explicitness (i.e., sexually nonexplicit, semi-explicit, or explicit) and in different […]