TITLE

ADOLESCENTS' SEXUAL SELF-DISCLOSURE ON THE INTERNET: DEINDIVIDUATION AND IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT

AUTHOR(S)
Chiou, Wen-Bin
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Adolescence;Fall2006, Vol. 41 Issue 163, p547
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examined the effect of anonymity on adolescents' sexual self-disclosure on the Internet and the impact of topic intimacy on their reply intent for sexual disclosure by conducting a survey with 1,347 adolescents. It was found that male participants were more likely than females to engage in sexual self-disclosure and to correspondingly respond to cyber partners' sexual disclosure. Results showed that the greater the anonymity, the greater the intent for sexual self-disclosure. Participants exhibited greater reply intent when cyber partners self-disclosed sexual topics with greater intimacy, and the effect of topic intimacy was more pronounced in male participants. The findings suggest that male adolescents tend to adopt a reciprocal strategy in responding to partners' sexual disclosure on the Internet, whereas females tend to employ a conservative strategy. It was concluded that male and female adolescents revealed differential self-presentation and impression management for their sexual self-disclosing and responding on the Internet.
ACCESSION #
23237398

Tags: INTERNET & teenagers;  TEENAGERS -- Sexual behavior;  SELF-disclosure in adolescence;  CYBERSPACE;  INTERPERSONAL communication;  GENDER;  SOCIAL interaction in youth;  ADOLESCENT psychology;  GENDER differences (Psychology)

 

Related Articles

  • School Social Climate and Generalized Peer Perception in Traditional and Cyberbullying Status. BAYAR, Yusuf; U´┐ŻANOK, Zehra // Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice;Autumn 2012, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p2352 

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether there were any differences in perceptions of school social climate and peers in terms of bullying status, and to investigate the psychometric properties of the School Social Climate and Generalized Peer Perception Scales. The students...

  • Sex Differences in Preadolescent Self-Disclosure. O'Neill, Sylvia; Fein, Deborah; Velit, Kathryn McColl; Frank, Constance // Sex Roles;Mar76, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p85 

    Both amount and content of self-disclosure may vary with sex role. Both adult and preadolescent females have been reported as engaging in greater amounts of self-disclosure than males; the present study attempted to replicate these findings with preadolescents, and to investigate sex differences...

  • Behaviour & development. Headley, Sue // Youth Studies Australia;Sep98, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p58 

    Presents abstracts of articles concerning youth behavior and development from the `Journal of Early Adolescence' dated 1998. `Early Adolescent Gender Differences in the Use of Ruminative and Distracting Coping Strategies,' by P.C. Broderick; `Gender Differences in Responses to Friends'...

  • SEX DIFFERENCES IN CEREBRAL TISSUE VOLUME AND COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE DURING ADOLESCENCE. Yurgelun-Todd, Deborah A.; Killgore, William D.S.; Young, Ashley D. // Psychological Reports;Dec2002, Vol. 91 Issue 3, p743 

    Adolescent development is associated with progressive increases in the ratio of cerebral white-to-gray matter volume, but it is unclear how these changes relate to cognitive development and whether they are associated with sex-specific variability in cerebral maturation. We examined sex...

  • Unwanted sexual experiences in adolescents. Kellogg, Nancy D.; Huston, Rebecca L. // Clinical Pediatrics;Jun1995, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p306 

    Describes characteristics of disclosure about unwanted sexual experiences in adolescents. Patient demographics; Types of unwanted sexual experiences; Disclosure characteristics; Perception of parental reactions.

  • SOCIAL NORMS OF SEXUAL INITIATION AMONG ADOLESCENTS AND GENDER RELATIONS. Borges, Ana Luiza Vilela; Nakamura, Eunice // Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem (RLAE);jan/fev2009, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p94 

    This study aimed to identify standards and expectations regarding sexual initiation of 14 to 18 year-old adolescents in Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, using data from four focal groups conducted in 2006. Results revealed that gender issues are clearly present in participants' reports and showed to be...

  • Role of Parents in Adolescent Sexual Activity And Contraceptive Use in Four African Countries. Biddlecom, Ann; Awusabo-Asare, Kofi; Bankole, Akinrinola // International Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health;Jun2009, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p72 

    CONTEXT: Parents have an influence on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents, but evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa is limited. A better understanding of the relationship between different dimensions of parenting and recent sexual activity and contraceptive use is needed in the region....

  • Parenting and Late Adolescent Emotional Adjustment: Mediating Effects of Discipline and Gender. McKinney, Cliff; Milone, Mary; Renk, Kimberly // Child Psychiatry & Human Development;Aug2011, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p463 

    Research suggests that parenting styles are related to the types of discipline parents utilize and that the coupling of parenting styles and discipline techniques are related to child outcomes. Although extant research examines the effects of parenting styles and discipline on child and early...

  • Effect of Religious Values on Life Satisfaction. Anand, Himani; Pratap, Shailendra; Goutami, S. // Journal of Psychosocial Research;Jul-Dec2012, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p285 

    Values and religious values are more likely to affect the family domain as well as individual domain. Studies have identified several variables that influence the level of life satisfaction. Variables such as health, age, gender impact the life satisfaction. Aim: To study the effect of religious...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics