adolescent pornography use, social development model, risk factors, protective factors
Several states, including Utah, have declared pornography a public health hazard as use has been equated with sexual violence, normalizing rape, and promoting risky sexual behaviors. Growing access to the internet has led many researchers to explore the effects of internet pornography use on adolescents; however, less has been done to summarize the antecedents. The purpose of this study was to explore the root causes of adolescent pornography use in the context of a well-established prevention framework - the social development model. Findings have implications for creating prevention programming related to adolescent digital pornography use.
Original Publication Citation
Varner, J., Hoch, K. Goates, M. C., & Hanson, C. (2017, September). Proactive protection for adolescents, the innocent victim: Risk and protective factors for pornography. Presentation at the Utah Society of Public Health Educators Annual Conference, Ogden, UT.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Varner, Julie; Hoch, Kellie; Goates, Michael C.; and Hanson, Carl L., "Proactive Protection for Adolescents, the Innocent Victim: Risk and Protective Factors for Pornography" (2017). Faculty Publications. 2101.
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