Sexting Behaviors Among Adolescents In Rural North Carolina: A Theoretical Examination Of Low Self-Control And Deviant Peer Association

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Cathy Marcum, Associate Professor and Curriculum Coordinator (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of sexting among high school students as well as examine the theoretical foundation toward explaining this type of behavior. Specifically, we examined data from a sample of high school students in rural North Carolina to determine if low self-control and deviant peer association are constructs for explaining sexting among youth. Results indicated that both theoretical constructs are in fact predictors of the behavior, as well as other variables.

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Marcum CD, Higgins GE, Ricketts ML. Sexting Behaviors among Adolescents in Rural North Carolina: A Theoretical Examination of Low Self-Control and Deviant Peer Association. International Journal of Cyber Criminology. 2014;8(2):68-78. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2014
Deviant Peer Association, Low Self Control, Sexting

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