Title
Adolescent sexting from a social learning perspective Adolescent sexting from a social learning perspective
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
New York ,
Subject
Documentation and information
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Telematics and informatics. - New York
Volume/pages
34(2017) :1 , p. 287-298
ISSN
0736-5853
ISI
000384853800022
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to analyze which components of the social learning theory are associated with adolescents engagement in sexting among a sample of 357 respondents. Additionally, we distinguish between two types of online sexual self-disclosure: sexting within and outside of a romantic relationship. The results indicate that the extent to which adolescents hold positive attitudes towards the behavior and the extent to which they perceive that their peers approve of sexting, are associated with their engagement in sexting both within and outside of a romantic relationship, when controlling for age, gender, school track and internet use. Sexting outside of a romantic relationship was also influenced by the thrill that young people get out of engaging in this behavior. The discussion addresses the implications of these findings for prevention programs, practice and future research, such as the necessity for future studies to ask with whom participants have engaged in sexting.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/2d33a9/134047.pdf
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