Pushing the Wrong Buttons: Men's and Women's Attitudes toward Online and Offline Infidelity

  title={Pushing the Wrong Buttons: Men's and Women's Attitudes toward Online and Offline Infidelity},
  author={Monica T. Whitty},
  journal={Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  volume={6 6},
Despite current researchers' interest in the study of online sexual addiction, there is a dearth of research available on what constitutes online infidelity. This paper attempts to redress this balance by comparing 1,117 participants' attitudes toward online and offline acts of infidelity. A factor analysis was carried out that yielded three components of infidelity: sexual infidelity, emotional infidelity, and pornography. More importantly, this study revealed that online acts of betrayal do… CONTINUE READING


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