Publisher: Rivers State University of Science and Technology

Patterns of Sexting Among Anambra State University Students

Chinenye Nwabueze, Esther Okoii, Ugochukwu Onuigbo, Emmanuel Chukwu
KEYWORDS: sexting, sexting patterns, sexually explicit messages, sexually aggressive messages


 This work studied the sexting patterns among Anambra State University students. The main objective of the study was to determine the nature and patterns of sexting among Anambra State University undergraduate Students. The study adopted survey research method and purposive sampling method was used to study 342 respondents sampled from a population of 34,300. The study found that sexual pleasure, emotional stability and most of all,entertainment were the motivations for engaging in sexting by students. The majority of responses depicted pleasurable and delightful experiences. The results also revealed no considerable differences among the frequency in which females and males were sending or posting nude or semi-nude pictures of themselves or sexually suggestive text messages

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