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The Association Between Exposure to Violent Pornography and Teen Dating Violence in Grade 10 High School Students.
Arch Sex Behav. 2019 10; 48(7):2137-2147.AS

Abstract

Exposure to pornography in general has been linked with adolescent dating violence and sexual aggression, but less is known about exposure to violent pornography specifically. The current study examined the association of violent pornography exposure with different forms of teen dating violence (TDV) using baseline survey data from a sample of Grade 10 high school students who reported being in a dating relationship in the past year (n = 1694). Gender-stratified logistic regression models generated odds ratios adjusted for demographics, substance use, history of suspension/expulsion, gender equitable attitudes, and tolerance of rape myths to identify significant associations between violent pornography exposure and self-reported physical, sexual, and threatening TDV perpetration and victimization. Violent pornography exposure was associated with all types of TDV, though patterns differed by gender. Boys exposed to violent pornography were 2-3 times more likely to report sexual TDV perpetration and victimization and physical TDV victimization, while girls exposed to violent pornography were over 1.5 times more likely to be perpetrate threatening TDV compared to their non-exposed counterparts. Comprehensive prevention strategies for TDV may consider the potential risks associated with exposure to violent pornography, particularly for boys, and provide an alternative source of education about healthy sexual behavior and relationships.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 30341, USA. wrostad@gmail.com.Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA.Department of Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA. Department of Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA.Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA.Department of Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.Department of Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA. Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31309432

Citation

Rostad, Whitney L., et al. "The Association Between Exposure to Violent Pornography and Teen Dating Violence in Grade 10 High School Students." Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 48, no. 7, 2019, pp. 2137-2147.
Rostad WL, Gittins-Stone D, Huntington C, et al. The Association Between Exposure to Violent Pornography and Teen Dating Violence in Grade 10 High School Students. Arch Sex Behav. 2019;48(7):2137-2147.
Rostad, W. L., Gittins-Stone, D., Huntington, C., Rizzo, C. J., Pearlman, D., & Orchowski, L. (2019). The Association Between Exposure to Violent Pornography and Teen Dating Violence in Grade 10 High School Students. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48(7), 2137-2147. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-019-1435-4
Rostad WL, et al. The Association Between Exposure to Violent Pornography and Teen Dating Violence in Grade 10 High School Students. Arch Sex Behav. 2019;48(7):2137-2147. PubMed PMID: 31309432.
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