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Title: Using structural equation modeling to examine consumption of pornographic materials in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Ma, CMS 
Keywords: Mediating effect
Path analysis
Pornography consumption
Positive youth development
Structural equation modeling
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal on disability and human development, 2014, v. 13, no. 2, p. 239-245 How to cite?
Journal: International journal on disability and human development 
Abstract: In human developmental research, researchers always look at the effects of predictors on criterion variables, such as the influence of family on adolescent developmental outcomes. In more complex models, intervening variables such as mediators and moderators are also intrinsic to predictive relationships. Although such relationships can be examined by traditional multiple regression analyses using the ordinary least square approach, there are many limitations associated with such analyses. Alternatively, structural equation modeling represents a more powerful approach that can enable researchers to look at the relationships among three or more predictor, intervening, and criterion variables. In this paper, the influence of perceived family functioning (predictor variable) on adolescent consumption of pornographic materials (criterion variable) via positive youth development (intervening variable) was examined via LISREL in a study conducted in the context of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong.
ISSN: 2191-1231
EISSN: 2191-0367
DOI: 10.1515/ijdhd-2014-0309
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