Men's media use, sexual cognitions, and sexual risk behavior: testing a mediational model.

  title={Men's media use, sexual cognitions, and sexual risk behavior: testing a mediational model.},
  author={L. Monique Ward and Marina Epstein and Allison S Caruthers and Ann M. Merriwether},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  volume={47 2},
Efforts to link media use to adolescents' sexual initiation have produced somewhat inconsistent results, perhaps as a result of the limited framing of the question. This study sought to expand current approaches by sampling college students instead of high school students, by investigating a range of sexual behaviors and media formats, and by testing a model that featured sexual cognitions as mediators. We tested our model with a sample of 796 heterosexual, male college students who reported on… CONTINUE READING

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