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Sexting: A new, digital vehicle for intimate partner aggression?

Show simple item record Drouin, M., Ross, J., & Tobin, E. 2015-05-26T18:21:27Z 2015-05-26T18:21:27Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Drouin, M., Ross, J., & Tobin, E. (2015). Sexting: A new, digital vehicle for intimate partner aggression?. Computers in Human Behavior, 50, 197-204. en_US
dc.description.abstract In this study, we examined the relationships between sexting coercion, physical sex coercion, intimate partner violence, and mental health and trauma symptoms within a sample of 480 young adult undergraduates (160 men and 320 women). Approximately one fifth of the sample indicated that they had engaged in sexting when they did not want to. Those who had been coerced into sexting had usually been coerced by subtler tactics (e.g., repeated asking and being made to feel obligated) than more severe forms of coercion (e.g., physical threats). Nevertheless, the trauma related to these acts of coercion both at the time they occurred and now (looking back) were greater for sexting coercion than for physical sex coercion. Moreover, women noted significantly more trauma now (looking back) than at the time the events occurred for sexting coercion. Additionally, those who experienced more instances of sexting coercion also endorsed more symptoms of anxiety, depression, and generalized trauma. Finally, sexting coercion was related to both physical sex coercion and intimate partner violence, which suggests that sexting coercion may be a form of intimate partner violence, providing perpetrators with a new, digital route for physical and sexual covictimization. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Computers in Human Behavior en_US
dc.subject sexting en_US
dc.subject Intimate partner violence en_US
dc.subject trauma en_US
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.subject young adult en_US
dc.subject sexting coercion en_US
dc.title Sexting: A new, digital vehicle for intimate partner aggression? en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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