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J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Feb;29(1 Suppl):S12-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2015.10.004. Epub 2015 Oct 13.

A Six-Year Longitudinal Study of Consumption of Pornographic Materials in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong.

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1
Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China; Centre for Innovative Programmes for Adolescents and Families, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China; Department of Social Work, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China; Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Macau, P.R. China. Electronic address: daniel.shek@polyu.edu.hk.
2
Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R. China.

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE:

Using longitudinal data collected over 6 years, consumption of pornographic materials in adolescents in Hong Kong and the related demographic and psychosocial correlates were examined in this study. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, INTERVENTIONS, AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: A longitudinal research design with 6 waves of data was used to examine consumption of pornographic materials in high school students. A total of 3291 high school students from 28 schools responded to the questionnaire at wave 1.

RESULTS:

Consumption of online pornography was higher than traditional pornography. There was an increase in consumption of pornographic materials in the high school years. Gender, family functioning, and positive youth development were related to the initial status of pornography consumption. Besides, gender, family intactness and positive youth development predicted rates of change in consumption of pornographic material over time.

CONCLUSION:

The present findings showed that gender, family functioning, and positive youth development are significant predictors for pornography consumption in Chinese adolescents.

KEYWORDS:

Chinese adolescent; Longitudinal study; Pornography consumption; Protective factors; Risk factors

PMID:
26461525
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpag.2015.10.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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