Pornography use and sexism among heterosexual men

Miller, Dan J., Kidd, Garry, Raggatt, Peter T.F., McBain, Kerry Anne, and Li, Wendy (2020) Pornography use and sexism among heterosexual men. Communication Research Reports, 37 (3). pp. 110-121.

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The idea that pornography promotes sexism is a commonly purported one. This study employed an online sample of heterosexual men (N = 323) to investigate the relationship between pornography use (in terms of both overall level of pornography use and use of violent and/or humiliating pornography) and old-fashioned and modern sexism. The moderating effects of agreeableness and perceived realism of pornography were also assessed. Level of general pornography use and use of violent and/or humiliating pornography was not predictive of either sexism measure. Agreeableness was negatively predictive of both sexism measures, whereas perceived realism was positively predictive of sexism. Agreeableness and perceived realism did not moderate the relationship between level of pornography use and any of the outcome measures.

Item ID: 63667
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1746-4099
Keywords: attitudes; men; pornography; sexism
Copyright Information: © 2020 Eastern Communication Association. The Author Accepted Manuscript of this article is available Open Access from ResearchOnline@JCU from 16 December 2022.
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 03:37
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520505 Social psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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