Attitudes Towards Sexual Coercion by Polish High School Students: Links with Risky Sexual Scripts, Pornography Use, and Religiosity

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2015 in Journal of Sexual Aggression, Vol. 22(3), pp. 291-307

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography use was found to predict risky sexual scripts and attitudes condoning sexual coercion.
ABSTRACT
The link between cognitive scripts for consensual sexual interactions and attitudes towards sexual coercion was studied in 524 Polish high school students. We proposed that risky sexual scripts, containing risk elements linked to sexual aggression, would be associated with attitudes condoning sexual coercion. Pornography use and religiosity were included as predictors of participants’ risky sexual scripts and attitudes towards sexual coercion. Risky sexual scripts were linked to attitudes condoning sexual coercion. Pornography... READ FULL ABSTRACT
EXCERPTS
  • "Pornography use was indirectly linked to attitudes condoning sexual coercion through its association with risky sexual scripts. This finding is consistent with a longitudinal study from Brazil in which pornography use was an indirect prospective predictor of sexually aggressive behaviour through its impact on risky sexual scripts."
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