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Sexting Unleashed: The Social Phenomenon According To Youth Sexters, Jessica Marie Mcgraw Dec 2013

Sexting Unleashed: The Social Phenomenon According To Youth Sexters, Jessica Marie Mcgraw

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What is missing from academia and society at large is a more holistic picture of youth sexting. Not adequately understanding youth sexting has stunted previous attempts to effectively educate young people on its potential consequences. As such, the social and legal consequences of sexting gone viral have negatively impacted countless individuals. This study offers a preliminary glimpse of the sexting phenomenon by highlighting the experiences of 20 young people. I explore emergent themes regarding the nature of youth sexting as well as the interrelations amongst privacy, relationships, and sexting. Two distinct forms of sexting emerged from participant narratives, opening the ...


Self-Disclosure And Self-Efficacy In Online Dating, Andrew Christopher España Jan 2013

Self-Disclosure And Self-Efficacy In Online Dating, Andrew Christopher España

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This study explores online dating by studying the relationship between self-disclosure and self-efficacy in an online dating environment. This research study examines the way self-disclosure, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and gender interrelate in an online dating environment. This study includes, but is not limited to, discussion of the type of correlation between self-efficacy and self-esteem, the relationship between self-disclosure and self-efficacy, and the differences between men's and women's self-disclosure in an online dating environment. From conducting this study, the researcher was able to determine that there is a statistically significant relationship between gender and how it relates to self-disclosure and ...