Abusive sexting in adolescence: Prevalence and characteristics of abusers and victims

dc.contributor.authorBarroso, Ricardo
dc.contributor.authorRamião, Eduarda
dc.contributor.authorFigueiredo, Patrícia
dc.contributor.authorAraújo, Alexandra M.
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-21T14:00:17Z
dc.date.available2022-06-21T14:00:17Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-24
dc.description.abstractSexting has been defined as sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, images, or photos to others through digital platforms, and can assume more consensual or more abusive and violent forms. This study aims to explore the prevalence of abusive sexting in Portuguese adolescents and the psychological characteristics of sexting abusers in terms of emotional and behavioral problems, potential markers of psychopathy, childhood trauma and maltreatment, and different forms of aggression. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 4,281 participants, aged 12–20 years (2,264 girls and 2,017 boys), of whom 204 (4.8%) engaged in abusive sexting behaviors and 182 (4.3%) self-identified as being a non-consensual sexting victim. Abusive sexting was more common among boys and middle adolescents, and abusive sexting victims were more likely to be children of single-parent families. Engaging in abusive sexting and being a victim of abusive sexting were also related to behavioral and emotional problems, callousness, experiences of neglect and abuse in childhood, and various forms of aggression. Implications for future research and intervention are discussed.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationBarroso, R., Ramião, E., Figueiredo, P., Araújo, A. M. (2021). Abusive sexting in adolescence: Prevalence and characteristics of abusers and victims. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.610474. Repositório Institucional UPT. http://hdl.handle.net/11328/4270pt_PT
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.610474pt_PT
dc.identifier.issn1664-1078 (Electronic)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/4270
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.publisherFrontiers in Psychologypt_PT
dc.rightsopen accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectSextingpt_PT
dc.subjectAdolescencept_PT
dc.subjectAbuserspt_PT
dc.subjectVictimspt_PT
dc.titleAbusive sexting in adolescence: Prevalence and characteristics of abusers and victimspt_PT
dc.typejournal articlept_PT
degois.publication.firstPage1pt_PT
degois.publication.issuePublished online: 24 february 2021pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage9pt_PT
degois.publication.titleFrontiers in Psychologypt_PT
degois.publication.volume12pt_PT
dspace.entity.typePublicationen
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