The use of cyberpornography by young men in Hong Kong: Some psychosocial correlates

Chun Bun Ian LAM, Darius K.-S. CHAN

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Abstract

This study examined the prevalence of online pornography viewing and its psychosocial correlates among a sample of young Chinese men in Hong Kong. A total of 229 participants completed a questionnaire designed to measure their online pornography viewing, peer and parental influences, openness to experience, and various types of sex-related attitudes. Results showed that online pornography viewing was common and was strongly associated with peer influence and susceptibility to peer pressure. Moreover, participants who reported to have more online pornography viewing were found to score higher on measures of premarital sexual permissiveness and proclivities toward sexual harassment. Conceptual and applied implications of these findings are discussed. Copyright © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-598
JournalArchives of Sexual Behavior
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

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Erotica
Hong Kong
Permissiveness
Sexual Harassment
Cross-Sectional Studies
Pornography
Peer Influence
Peers

Citation

Lam, C. B., & Chan, D. K.-S. (2007). The use of cyberpornography by young men in Hong Kong: Some psychosocial correlates. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36(4), 588-598. doi: 10.1007/s10508-006-9124-5

Keywords

  • Online pornography
  • Peer influence
  • Sexual harassment
  • Young men
  • Hong Kong