Exposure to online pornography among Hong Kong Chinese adolescents

Cecilia M.S. Ma, Daniel T.L. Shek, Catie C.W. Lai

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In this chapter, we tested how gender and religion affect exposure to unintentional and intentional exposure to online pornography in Chinese adolescents. A total of 1,401 secondary school students (age range from 11 to 16 years) participated in the study. Findings based on multivariate analyses show that males reported higher levels of unintentional and intentional exposure to online pornography than females. Significant differences were found in adolescents' religiosity, with students having religious belief reported a lower level of unintentional exposure to online pornography than did their counterparts without religious belief. In terms of intentional exposure to online pornography, adolescents were more likely to be exposed if they were male and had religious beliefs. Such differences were not found in females. This study demonstrated the influence of demographic characteristics on exposure to online pornography among Chinese adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoft Skills and Aspirations in Chinese Children and Youth
PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781536140934
ISBN (Print)9781536140927
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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