Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sexting behaviors among teens, adolescents, and adults: A content analysis of existing literature
by Yoshihara, Lesli Yuri, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 96; 1523279
Abstract (Summary)

This content analysis of existing literature explored the concept of sexting and its ˙ impact on teens and young adults. The content analysis specifically examined sexting behaviors, the views regarding sexting, the social, physical, and psychological effects, and the intended and unintended consequences of sexting. Thirty studies within the last 7 years were analyzed for content. Results of this content analysis revealed that the most common types of sexting behaviors included sending and receiving nude or semi-nude photos, sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages, and forwarding nude or semi-nude photos or sexually explicit text messages from others. Findings indicated most sexting occurs between the ages of 13 to 26. Ethnic groups including Caucasian, African American, Latino, Asian, Filipino, and individuals of European descent were represented in many of the studies. Implications for social work practice were discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1523279
ISBN: 978-1-303-20743-3
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