Title

Internet Pornography Users Versus Abstainers: Demographic, Affective, and Religious Distinctives

Author

Megan B. Cser

Publication Date

1-2018

Abstract

Religiousness may be a protective factor against Internet pornography (IP) use. However, given that many religious people report using IP in spite of the inconsistency with their beliefs, this study proposes to use archival data collected in 2012 to assess demographic, religious, and emotional factors that differentiate religious non-users and users. This study built upon Cser and Bjorck (2016) by reexamining their variables with a new and larger sample to test for replication of those findings. Furthermore, this study compared non-users and users on religious support, shame-proneness, guilt-proneness, and loneliness. After establishing exclusion criteria, participants were drawn from 623 female and 335 male Protestant undergraduate students (N = 958) who voluntarily completed anonymous online surveys. Bivariate correlations and both multivariate (MANOVA) and univariate (ANOVA) analyses of variance were employed to analyze differences between IP abstainers and users on gender, age, spirituality, sexual activity, Internet use, religious support, shame, guilt, and emotional functioning. Findings are discussed in terms of theoretical development and directions for future research.

First Advisor

Bjorck, Jeff

Date Uploaded

10-11-2018

Collection Number

Psych0371E

Document Type

Dissertation

File Name

Cser_fuller.psych_0371E_10211

Language

English

Keywords

Internet pornography, Internet, Spiritual life

Disciplines

Psychology

Rights

Material hosted by ProQuest subject to copyright

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https://search.proquest.com/docview/2058145682/757F4334DBC04030PQ/1?accountid=11008

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10-11-2018

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