A Six-Year Longitudinal Study of Consumption of Pornographic Materials in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong

Daniel T.L. Shek, Cecilia M.S. Ma

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Design, Setting, Participants, Interventions, and Main Outcome Measures: A longitudinal research design with 6 waves of data was used to examine consumption of pornographic materials in high school students. A total of 3291 high school students from 28 schools responded to the questionnaire at wave 1. Results: Consumption of online pornography was higher than traditional pornography. There was an increase in consumption of pornographic materials in the high school years. Gender, family functioning, and positive youth development were related to the initial status of pornography consumption. Besides, gender, family intactness and positive youth development predicted rates of change in consumption of pornographic material over time. Conclusion: The present findings showed that gender, family functioning, and positive youth development are significant predictors for pornography consumption in Chinese adolescents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S12-S21
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016


  • Chinese adolescent
  • Longitudinal study
  • Pornography consumption
  • Protective factors
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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