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Pornography Addiction in the Emerging Adults: The Role of Social Isolation, Self-Control and Stress Coping (Published)

Pornography is a dangerous activity that often eat deep into individual when they are deeply involved. It leads to many challenges and can affect the productivity and lifestyle of individuals. This study explored pornography addiction among emerging adults, focusing on the roles of self-control, social isolation, and stress coping on it. Using a cross-sectional study design, a total of 300 participants, consisting of 200 males and 100 females, with an average age of 22.5, were part of the study. The hypothesis posited that self-control, social isolation, and stress coping would significantly predict pornography addiction. The findings revealed a negative correlation between self-control (r=-.41, p<.05), stress coping (r= -.10, p<.05), and pornographic addiction. The paper concluded there is a significant positive relationship between pornography and social isolation while self -control and stress copping negatively correlated with pornographic addiction. The study recommends implementing self-control and stress coping workshops, fostering social connections, and enhancing mental health support services to effectively address and prevent pornography addiction among university students.

Keywords: Addiction, Pornography, self-control, social isolation, stress coping.

Consumption of Pornographic Material, Gender Differences and HIV Risky Sexual Behaviour (Published)

Pornography viewing is gradually becoming a part of life in many countries around the world, including Nigeria. However, the role of the extensive consumption of pornography among the Nigerian youths has not been given much attention in the investigation of HIV risky sexual behaviour in Nigeria. This study examines the predictive strength of pornography viewing and gender differences on HIV risky sexual behaviour among university students.  Using a survey design, 596 university students were selected from 12 departments across three faculties, with simple random technique. A questionnaire focusing on socio-demographic profile and HIV risk behaviour scale (r=0.81) was administered to the participants. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, t- test and regression analysis at 0.05 level of significance. Two hypotheses were tested. The results revealed that pornography viewing and gender differences jointly and independently predicted HIV risk behavior (R2 = .18; F = 59.01; p<.01). Pornography viewing is crucial for a comprehensive examination of HIV risk behaviour.

Keywords: Gender differences, HIV risky behaviour, Nigeria, Pornography, University students

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