Pornography and Attitudes Supporting Violence Against Women: Revisiting the Relationship in Nonexperimental Studies

AUTHOR(S)

Hald, Gert Martin; Malamuth, Neil M.; and Yuen, Carlin

PUBLISHED

2010 in Aggressive Behavior, Vol. 36, pp. 14–20

KEY FINDINGS
  • This meta-analysis study showed an overall significant positive association between pornography use and attitudes supporting violence against women in nonexperimental studies.
ABSTRACT
A meta-analysis was conducted to determine whether nonexperimental studies revealed an association between men’s pornography consumption and their attitudes supporting violence against women. The meta-analysis corrected problems with a previously published meta-analysis and added more recent findings. In contrast to the earlier meta-analysis, the current results showed an overall significant positive association between pornography use and attitudes supporting violence against women in nonexperimental studies. In addition,... READ FULL ABSTRACT
EXCERPTS
  • "The result of the present meta-analysis shows a significant overall relationship between pornography consumption and attitudes supporting violence against women in nonexperimental studies. This relationship was found to be significantly stronger for violent pornography than for nonviolent pornography, although both types of pornography showed significant positive associations with attitudes supporting violence against women."
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