Topic

Self-Esteem

Longitudinal Associations Between the Use of Sexually Explicit Material and Adolescents’ Attitudes and Behaviors: A Narrative Review of Studies

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PUBLISHED

2017 in Journal of Adolescence, Vol. 57, pp. 119-133

KEY FINDINGS
  • This review article looked at 20 studies and found that viewing pornography influences the sexual attitudes and behaviors among teens.
  • Teen pornography use was found to impact self-esteem and mental health outcomes.

Understanding and Predicting Classes of College Students Who Use Pornography

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2017 in Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 66, pp. 114-121

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study identified unique classifications of pornography users among college students based on their use patterns of pornography.
  • Different patterns of pornography use were found to be related to users' levels of self-esteem.
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Problematic Sexual Behavior in Young Adults: Associations Across Clinical, Behavioral, and Neurocognitive Variables

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PUBLISHED

2016 in Psychiatry Research, Vol. 246, pp. 230-235

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that study participants with problematic sexual behavior showed differences in impulsivity, decision making, spatial working memory, problem solving, and emotional dysregulation - these associations suggest a more salient impact than typical sexual behavior.
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A Brief Scale to Measure Problematic Sexually Explicit Media Consumption: Psychometric Properties of the Compulsive Pornography Consumption (CPC) Scale Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

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2014 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 21, pp. 240–261

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that compulsive pornography consumption is associated with negative sexual self-esteem. and social desirability.
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Associations Between Relational Sexual Behaviour, Pornography Use, and Pornography Acceptance Among US College Students

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PUBLISHED

2014 in Culture, Health & Sexuality, Vol. 16(9), pp. 1052–1069

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography use was found to be linked to depression and lower self-esteem in college women.
  • Pornography use was found to be linked to higher risk taking behaivor in college men.
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Psychometric Development of the Problematic Pornography Use Scale

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PUBLISHED

2014 in Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 39(5), pp. 861-868

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography compulsion was found to be associated with higher depression and anxiety.
  • Pornography compulsion was found to be linked to lower self-esteem levels among users.
  • Compulsive pornography users were found to have less secure attachment in their relationships.

Young Adult Women’s Reports of Their Male Romantic Partner’s Pornography Use as a Correlate of Their Self-Esteem, Relationship Quality, and Sexual Satisfaction

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PUBLISHED

2012 in Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, Vol. 67(5-6), pp. 257-271

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study foudn that women’s reports of their male partner’s frequency of pornography use were negatively associated with their relationship quality.
  • Female partners' perceptions of their partner's problematic use of pornography was negatively correlated with their own self-esteem.
  • This study also found that pornography was associated with lower sexual satisfaction, relationship quality, and sexual satisfaction.

The Impact of Internet Pornography on Adolescents: A Review of the Research

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2012 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 19(1-2), pp. 99-122

KEY FINDINGS
  • This review article examined dozens of studies looking at the impact of Internet pornography on sexual attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and sexual aggression.
  • This review also examined the negative influence of sexually explicit Internet material on self-esteem and body image.
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