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The Role of Cultural Value Orientations and Sexual Desire in Predicting Cybersex Behavior in Unmarried Young Adults

Anima Indonesian Psychological Journal, 30(2), 75-87 (2015)

13 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2015 Last revised: 29 Jan 2016

Virgon Hartoyo

Bina Nusantara University (Binus)

Juneman Abraham

Bina Nusantara University

Date Written: January 5, 2015

Abstract

The presence of Internet technology has opened up the emergence of new forms of sexual behavior, such as cybersex, which seems more massive nowadays. Regardless of the merits intended by the facilitating technology, in the context of Indonesian culture in which premarital sexual behavior (especially cybersex) is perceived as immoral, it is important to determine predictors of cybersex in order to minimize (or possibly eliminate) its negative impacts. This predictive-correlational designed study on 333 unmarried young adults participants (144 males, 189 females; mean of age = 20.724 years old, standard deviation of age = 1.902 years) employed the five dimensions of Hofstedeā€™s cultural value orientations (at individual level) and sexual desire as the predictors. The finding of this study was that only the long term orientation and sexual desire play significant roles in predicting cybersex, in positive ways; while four other cultural value orientations (power distance, uncertainty avoidance, masculinity/femininity, and collectivism/individualism) are not able to predict it.

Keywords: cybersex, culture, sex, desire

Suggested Citation

Hartoyo, Virgon and Abraham, Juneman, The Role of Cultural Value Orientations and Sexual Desire in Predicting Cybersex Behavior in Unmarried Young Adults (January 5, 2015). Anima Indonesian Psychological Journal, 30(2), 75-87 (2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2615261

Virgon Hartoyo

Bina Nusantara University (Binus) ( email )

Jl. Kemanggisan Ilir III no. 45
Kemanggisan / Palmerah
Jakarta Barat, ID DKI Jakarta 11480
Indonesia

Juneman Abraham (Contact Author)

Bina Nusantara University ( email )

Jl. Kemanggisan Ilir III No. 45, Palmerah
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities
Jakarta Barat, DKI Jakarta 11480
Indonesia
+62215345830 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://about.me/juneman

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