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The purpose of this study was sextual pictures identify specific social—cognitive factors that may influence the likelihood of engaging in sexting, and potential positive and negative outcomes of such behaviors, in adults. We asked adult participants showed that Sexting in the context of a romantic relationship was predicted by differential reinforcement and friend imitation, while positive definitions of sexting alone predicted sexting someone outside the context of a romantic relationship.

This indicates that motivations for sexting engagement may be context specific in adulthood. Those who had sexted demonstrated ificantly higher sexual satisfaction than those who had never sexted. However, sexting outside of a romantic relationship predicted reduced perceived risk and heightened perceived benefit of engaging in real-life risky sexual behaviors.

This suggests there may be both positive and negative implications of sexting engagement in adulthood. One category of behavior receiving increasing attention from both scholars and the media is sexting. Although sexting behaviors have been studied internationally e.

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A national survey indicated that while sexual behavior had not changed dramatically in the U. Thus, the exploration of adult sexting in the UK is both warranted and well overdue. The majority of research exploring sexting focuses on the prevalence, and predictors, of this behavior in adolescent samples, with less consideration of sexting in adults.

In a review of the literature, Klettke et al. Text message-based sexting occurs frequently among adults in both casual and committed romantic relationships, and in cheating-based relationships i. Druoin et al.

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While there is potential for sexting to reflect a more positive relationship behavior in adulthood, with many of the risks associated with child or adolescent sexting being reduced, there are still risks associated with adult sexting e. This emphasizes the need for further research to explore the factors that may motivate adults to engage in this behavior, and the potential impact this behavior may have on their relational or sexual satisfaction, and their expectations regarding real-life risky sexual behaviors.

However, the application of this model to adult sexting behavior provides a unique opportunity to identify its utility in explaining motivations for behavior that might not be considered as fundamentally risk related. SLT suggests that behavior is often learned through modeling or mimicking negative behaviors that one is exposed to in the social environment e. Sextual pictures of this behavior can be prompted through four principal processes: internalized definitions, differential associations, differential reinforcement, and imitation itself.

Adolescents are more likely to engage in sexting behavior if they deem sextual pictures to be positive and justified e. Research exploring the link between positive attitudes and behavior in adulthood, however, has indicated that this may be an equally strong predictor of adult sexting. Similarly, attitudes can also influence the execution of positive behaviors. Rhodes and Courneyafor example, found that attitudes could be used to predict exercise engagement. In line with this, it is possible that adults who hold more positive definitions of sexting will be more likely to engage in the behavior.

The likelihood of engaging in a behavior is often also increased should one be under the impression that the behavior is perceived in a positive light by important others, falling in line with the norms and values of the social group i. This is referred to as differential association. This indicates that differential association may be equally important in adolescent and adult sexting. Furthermore, research indicates that perceived social norms predict a range of both positive e. An individual may also be more likely to execute a behavior if they expect that it has the potential to facilitate some form of implicit e.

Further, research indicates that differential reinforcement is an effective tool for success in lifestyle intervention programs when working with adult samples e. This indicates that the expectation of reward may increase sexting propensity in adults. Imitation posits that should an individual experience a considerable level of exposure to the behavior through its execution sextual pictures others in their wider social environment e. Indeed, imitation has been demonstrated for several problematic behaviors in young adults, including excessive alcohol consumption Robinson et al.

Similarly, Smith, Windmeijer, and Wright found that peer imitation could predict charitable donations in a large-scale survey of JustGiving donation behavior. Age data were not accessible for this survey; however, one must be over the age of 18 years to donate using this platform, indicating an adult sample.

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While no research has directly investigated whether adults engage in sexting in an imitative manner, these findings suggest that it may be an important factor in adulthood. A study by Van Ouytsel et al. Specifically, Van Ouytsel et al. Positive definitions and peer differential association were ificant predictors of sexting engagement both in and out of romantic relationships, while nonsocial sextual pictures e. However, to date, these social—cognitive factors have exclusively been considered in adolescent samples outside the UK.

The literature regarding outcomes of sexting engagement is somewhat conflicted, with both negative and positive outcomes having been associated with the behavior in adults. Traditionally, the study of sexting in adolescence has purported it to be a risky and potentially problematic behavior, with a variety of adverse outcomes. Indeed, adolescents who sext are more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors, including taking sexual risks and having unprotected sex Dake et al.

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However, it should be noted that Crimmins and Seigfried-Spellar showed engagement in past risky sexual behavior e. McDaniel and Drouin explored sexting behavior sending sexually suggestive texts or pictures in committed adult romantic relationships and found that sending sexts predicted higher relationship ambivalence i.

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For those high in attachment-related anxiety, sending image-based sexts was associated with higher relationship satisfaction while those high in attachment-related avoidance expressed higher relationship satisfaction as predicted by text-based sexting Morey et al. It is clear that the literature remains inconsistent with regard to the nature and outcomes of sexting behavior, which may reflect the difficulty in generalizing the vast literature on adolescent sexting to an adult population.

If sexting is indeed associated with positive outcomes for adults, motivations to engage in this behavior may differ from those associated with their adolescent counterparts. Further, both social—cognitive predictors and outcomes of sexting may differ for those sexting a romantic partner than those sexting someone they are not romantically involved with.

This study aimed to identify specific social—cognitive factors that may influence the likelihood of engaging in sexting behavior in adults. Therefore, this study also examined whether sexting behavior was associated with relationship satisfaction for those currently in a romantic relationshipsexual satisfaction for both those who were in a romantic relationship and those who were notand perceived risk and benefits of engaging in real-life risky sexual behavior.

Therefore, this study fills several important gaps in the current adult sexting literature: 1 It considers adult sexting in a population outside of the U. This power analysis was sextual pictures on six predictors the social—cognitive variables and a medium effect size.

A cross-sectional correlational de was adopted, using online self-report measures to reflect sexting engagement, social—cognitive variables, and proposed outcomes. Following ethical approval, participants were recruited opportunistically via social media Facebook and Twitterwith participants being encouraged to share the link with friends and family upon completion to facilitate a snowballing recruitment technique.

The study was advertised as an exploration of risky texting behavior in adults. Further, Gender neutral participants were excluded from the regression analysis to allow gender to be entered as a covariate. Initially, participants responded to a of demographic survey items age, gender, sexual orientation, and relationship status. Following this, sexting behavior, social—cognitive factors, sexual satisfaction, relationship satisfaction, sextual pictures risky sexual behavior appraisal were measured. Measures of sexting behavior and social—cognitive factors were deed and validated by Van Ouytsel et al.

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This item asked whether the participant had ever sexted with someone they were in a romantic relationship with a romantic partner; RP sextual pictures with someone they were not in a relationship with someone else; SE. Based on their response to this item, participants were then taken to the sexting behavior questionnaire to determine the frequency of more specific sexting-related behaviors in the 6-month period.

This questionnaire consisted of 10 items Van Ouytsel et al. Participants only responded to the subscales if they indicated they had ever sexted the relevant target. This item scale Van Ouytsel et al. The definitions and differential reinforcement subscales required participants to indicate their agreement with statements regarding their opinions on sexting on a 6-point Likert scale strongly disagree 1—6 agree.

For the differential association subscales, the survey asked the extent to which peers and parents would approve of sexting 4-point Likert scale; strongly disapprove 1—4 strongly approve. Finally, the imitation subscales asked how often participants believed that celebrities and their friends engaged in sexting on a 4-point Likert scale never 1—4 very often. Definitions, differential reinforcement, and differential association subscales were adapted to ask about both RP sexting and SE sexting e.

This scale was deed to reflect sexual adjustment and measures the extent to which an individual is satisfied and fulfilled in their current sexual experiences e. Participants responded to items within this scale on a 4-point Likert scale strongly disagree 1—4 strongly agreeand a higher average score reflected higher sexual satisfaction. It asked sextual pictures to rate the extent to which they were satisfied with various aspects of a current romantic relationship.

Participants who indicated they were currently in a romantic relationship responded to items within this scale on a varying 5-point Likert scale e. Participants responded to items reflecting the perceived likelihood of positive or negative consequences of several real-life risky sexual behaviors e. SPSS version 25 was used for all data analysis.

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Independent-samples t tests examined gender differences for all main study variables, and to explore whether those who had ever sexted versus those who had never sexted demonstrated ificant differences in any of the proposed outcomes variables sexual satisfaction, relationships satisfaction, and risk appraisal. Following this, linear multiple regression analyses were used to determine whether the social—cognitive variables were ificant predictors of SE and RP sexting frequency. Finally, further regression models were developed to identify the predictive value of sexting frequency for each of the proposed outcomes variables.

Skewness and kurtosis statistics were examined, indicating that all variables were normally distributed. Descriptive statistics and correlations for the main study variables are given in Table 1. We found that Further, frequency analysis revealed that See Tables sextual pictures and 2 for frequency of response to each sexting behavior item for romantic partner sexting and sexting someone else.

Independent-samples t tests were used to examine gender differences for all main study variables. There were no ificant differences in sexting behavior based on sexual orientation or relationship status. As such, sextual pictures variables were not included in further analyses. SE sexting was positively correlated with definitions, peer differential association, reinforcement, and imitation famous. SE sexting was unrelated to parent differential association and imitation friends.

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