Title

The Relationship of Shame, Guilt, and Religiousness to Pornography Use

Publication Date

6-2015

Abstract

Although the relationship between religiousness and pornography use has become an increased focus of empirical research, the relationships between these two constructs remains unclear. The purpose of the current study was to clarify this relationship, while also examining two constructs that affect the experience of pornography viewing for many religious individuals: shame and guilt. Specifically, the relationships of pornography use to religious coping, religious support, shame, and guilt were examined among male Christian college students. This study was based on archival data collected in 2012 via online surveys completed by students at five different Christian colleges. Results revealed that pornography use was inversely related to religious support and positively related to negative religious coping and shame. The relationship between positive religious coping and pornography use was mixed, and guilt was not related to pornography use. Two-way interactions were not significant. Findings are discussed in terms of clinical applications and directions for future research.

First Advisor

Bjorck, Jeffrey P.

Date Uploaded

10-22-2018

Collection Number

Psych0371E

Document Type

Dissertation

File Name

Picone_fuller.psych_0371E_10133

Language

English

Keywords

Pornography, Internet pornography, Shame, Guilt

Disciplines

Psychology

Rights

Material hosted by ProQuest subject to copyright

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ProQuest URL

https://search.proquest.com/docview/1768039350/B85666AA880B443BPQ/1?accountid=11008

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Embargo Period

10-22-2018

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