Personality Factors as Predictors of Sexting
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11:10 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Presented by: Dr. Rick Frei, associate professor of Psychology, and students from the College's Descriptive Research Methods in Psychology course (for Spring 2013, Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 semesters)
Sexting refers to sending and receiving sexually suggestive images, videos or texts on cell phones and other social media tools. Delevi and Weisskirch (2013) found that certain personality traits (extraversion, neuroticism) but not others (sensation-seeking) may be associated with a person’s propensity to engage in sexting. The following study attempts to replicate and extend these findings. 713 participants (334 males and 382 females) completed a survey about their personality traits and their sexting behaviors, including frequency, number of sexting partners and locations in which respondents had engaged in sexting. Results indicate that both susceptibility to boredom and narcissism were positively associated with breadth of sexting partners and sexting locations.
The following workshop will be presented by the College's Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society, on Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Center for Business and Industry Building. This workshop is free and open to the public:
Contact: Nina Miles Lane