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Music’s Influence on Risky Sexual Behaviors: Examining the Cultivation Theory

Chrysalis L. Wright, PhD, University of Central Florida Michelle Craske, University of Central Florida   Abstract: The current study examined the relationship between sexual content in music lyrics and music videos and the sexual behaviors of Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic emerging adults from a cultivation framework by assessing 715 male and female college students. It was hypothesized that there would be a negative association between sexual content in music and sexual behaviors and that the cultivation framework could be used to partially explain these findings. Findings indicated variations in sexual behaviors based on participant race/ethnicity. Results from hierarchical regression analyses ...

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