Title

Expanding the definition of partner violence: New sexting coercion research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2015

Publication Source

Domestic Violence Report

Volume

20

Issue

6

Inclusive pages

85-87

Publisher

Civic Research Institute

ISBN/ISSN

1086-1270

Abstract

Millions of young adults who have engaged in sexting, sent sexually explicit text messages to romantic partners when they did not want to, and have experienced a new type of digital victimization—sexting coercion. This article higlights the research methods and findings of recent study published in Computers in Human Behavior, Dr. Jody Ross, Elizabeth Tobin, and Michelle Drouin examine sexting coercion in terms of its prevalence and its relationships with physical sex coercion, intimate partner violence, and negative mental health and trauma symptoms.

Keywords

sexually explicit text messages, digital victimization, sexting coercion, Sexual Coercion in Intimate Relationships Scale (SCIRS), negative mental health and trauma

Disciplines

Psychology

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