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ERIC Number: EJ1078042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Early Adolescent Boys' Exposure to Internet Pornography: Relationships to Pubertal Timing, Sensation Seeking, and Academic Performance
Beyens, Ine; Vandenbosch, Laura; Eggermont, Steven
Journal of Early Adolescence, v35 n8 p1045-1068 Nov 2015
Research has demonstrated that adolescents regularly use Internet pornography. This two-wave panel study aimed to test an integrative model in early adolescent boys (M[subscript age] = 14.10; N = 325) that (a) explains their exposure to Internet pornography by looking at relationships with pubertal timing and sensation seeking, and (b) explores the potential consequence of their exposure to Internet pornography for their academic performance. An integrative path model indicated that pubertal timing and sensation seeking predicted the use of Internet pornography. Boys with an advanced pubertal stage and boys high in sensation seeking more frequently used Internet pornography. Moreover, an increased use of Internet pornography decreased boys' academic performance 6 months later. The discussion focuses on the consequences of this integrative model for future research on Internet pornography.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sensation Seeking Scale