The Resource Pornography & female sexual socialization, by Kiana Keihani

Pornography & female sexual socialization, by Kiana Keihani

Label
Pornography & female sexual socialization
Title
Pornography & female sexual socialization
Statement of responsibility
by Kiana Keihani
Title variation
Pornography and female sexual socialization
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Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study investigated the role of pornography as a socializing agent through which women learn notions of appropriate sexual relations. The role of pornography as an agent that can shape how individuals perceive themselves was also examined. A number of studies have investigated the effects of pornography on women (Check et. al., 1989; Senn, 1993). However, few have examined pornography's influence during childhood and/or adolescence (Bryant, 1985; Check, 1995; Cowan & Cambell, 1995). Additionally, none have examined the contribution of early exposure to pornography on women's body image and self-esteem. In this study it was hypothesized that childhood or adolescent exposure to pornography may contribute to women's sexual expectations, decreased body image satisfaction, as well as decreased self-esteem. Participants were 134 adult women who had been randomly recruited from a computer-generated list of telephone numbers in the northern California Bay Area. The instruments included the Women's Experiences of Pornography Questionnaire-Revised (Stock, 1994), the Derogatis Body Image Scale (Derogatis, 1979), and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1962; Rosenberg & Simmons, 1972). Participants were divided into two groups based on their reported age of exposure to pornography. Women who were exposed to pornography prior to age 18 where compared to women who where exposed to pornography later than age 18. Pearson Chi-Squares and t-tests were used to analyze the relationship between age of exposure to pornography and women's sexual expectations, body image, sexuality, and self-esteem. In general the hypotheses were not supported. One significant finding however was the relationship between women who were exposed to pornography earlier and their reports of greater overall influence by the media on how they view their body. A number of possible explanations for the lack of statistically significant findings are explored. Given the pervasiveness of society's expectations of women it maybe that cultural standards are internalized making it difficult for women to isolate and identify to what extent they are influenced by pornography. Other possibilities, limitations of the study and future directions for research are discussed
Cataloging source
MUU
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Keihani, Kiana
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
1998.
Granting institution
Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Stock, Wendy
  • Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
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  • Pornography
  • Women
  • Body image in women
  • Self-esteem in women
Target audience
specialized
Label
Pornography & female sexual socialization, by Kiana Keihani
Instantiates
Note
  • Adviser: Wendy Stock
  • Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
827950485
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
ix, 89 pages, 37 unnumbered leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)827950485
Label
Pornography & female sexual socialization, by Kiana Keihani
Note
  • Adviser: Wendy Stock
  • Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
827950485
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
ix, 89 pages, 37 unnumbered leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)827950485

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