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Examining the Perceived Benefits for Engaging in Cybersex Behavior among College Students

by Rimington, Delores D

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This study examined college students' cybersex use, perceived benefits of use, time spent online, and compulsive cybersex. Participants consisted of students attending Utah State University Spring semester 2007. Data were collected via an online survey, and 262 surveys were used in the correlation and regression analyses. Results indicated that age, religion and gender are predictive of perceiving more benefits for cybersex participation. A strong positive correlation was found between perceived benefits and compulsive cybersex use. Students' lack of social skills was predictive of more time spent online. Time spent online for cybersex was predictive of sexually compulsive behavior. There was a positive correlation between sex by phone behaviors, compulsive cybersex, time spent online, and benefits perceived among college students, and cybersex activities were associated with offline relationships.
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School:Utah State University

School Location:USA - Utah

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:cybersex perceived benefits compuslivity social skills college students relationships

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Date of Publication:12/01/2008

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