Consumption of pornographic materials among early adolescents in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Cecilia M.S. Ma

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This chapter looks at the consumption of pornographic materials by 3,328 Secondary 1 students in Hong Kong. Results showed that over 90% of the respondents had never consumed pornographic materials in the past year. Compared to traditional pornography, Internet pornography was the most common medium that participants used when viewing pornographic materials. Males reported a higher level of pornography exposure than females did. Results showed that different measures of positive youth development and family functioning were related to adolescents’ consumption of pornographic materials. In general, higher levels of positive youth development and better family functioning were related to a lower level of pornography consumption. The relative contribution of positive youth development and family factors to consumption of pornographic materials was also explored.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdolescence and Behavior Issues in a Chinese Context
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781626186927
ISBN (Print)9781626186149
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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