This study explored the longitudinal effects of adolescent pornography trajectories on risky sexual behavior, as well as predictors of pornography trajectories. Data was taken from Waves V-X of the Flourishing Families Project, which included a sample of 463 families. A zero-inflated Poisson growth mixture model was run to determine class participation and growth trajectories. Findings revealed that gender and religiosity significantly predicted class participation, and class participation significantly predicted risky sexual behavior. While this study did have limitations, this study adds to the previous literature by examining adolescent pornography trajectories over an extended period of time.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Jensen-Schvaneveldt, Emily, "Warning! Explicit Material: The Effects of Adolescent Pornography Use on Risky Sexual Behavior Over Time" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 9234.
Pornography, adolescents, sexuality, religiosity, gender