Attitudes and risk factors of pornography consumption among Bangladeshi university students: an exploratory study

Al Mamun, M.A., Yasir Arafat, S.M., Ambiatunnahar, M. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2019. Attitudes and risk factors of pornography consumption among Bangladeshi university students: an exploratory study. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 17 (2), pp. 323-335. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

Pornography is extensively produced, distributed, and used as a medium of entertainment around the world but has been little studied in Bangladesh. The present study examined the attitudes and risk factors of Bangladeshi university students’ pornography consumption. A survey was carried among 313 undergraduate students at Jahangirnagar University (Dhaka, Bangladesh). The study found that 72% of students consumed pornography at least once within their entire life, and approximately half of them were occasional consumers. Approximately two-thirds (67%) encountered pornography during high school, although females typically encountered pornography much later. Logistic regression analysis showed that pornography consumption was predicted by being male, living in a rural area, being in a relationship, engaging in online activities (such as using Facebook), and watching movies. Further research is needed to further determine the behavioral patterns and associated factors that influence pornography consumption among Bangladeshi students.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Al Mamun, M.A., Yasir Arafat, S.M., Ambiatunnahar, M. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer
Date: April 2019
Volume: 17
Number: 2
ISSN: 1557-1874
Identifiers:
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10.1007/s11469-018-0021-7DOI
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Rights: © the author(s) 2018.Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 13 Nov 2018 12:17
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 10:52
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34941

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