Determinants of the Pornography Exposure Effects on Junior and Senior High School Adolescence in Sanggau District, West Kalimantan (2019)

Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 941) Last page : ( 945)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2019.00623.5

Suwarni Linda1,*, Abrori1, Widyanto Ronny1

1Universitas Muhammadiyah Pontianak, A. Yani Street, West Kalimantan, 78124

*Corresponding Author: Linda Suwarni, Departement of Public Health, Health Science Faculty, Universitas Muhammadiyah Pontianak, Jl. A. Yani No. 111, Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, Email: [email protected]


Technological advances make it easier to access pornography. The pornography exposure effects are very serious problem among adolescence. It could have negative impact to reproductive health and mental health development. This research was a quantitative research with cross sectional design approach which main purposes to know the determinant of the pornography exposure effect that was conducted on 171 junior on junior and senior high school adolescence in Sanggau District. The results of this research indicated that most respondents had access pornography through photos (images) of 62.0%, including through the internet (78.4%).

The pornography exposure effect of respondents was obtained in light level (addiction, escalation, and desensitization stage) was 29.2%, and weight level (act-out stage) was 70.8%. The significant determinants of the pornography exposure effect were the time of access (p value = 0.039, PR = 5.765), gender (p value = 0.0001; PR = 3.600), Duration access (p value = 0.037, PR = 3.730), and media type (p value = 0.001; PR = 2.268). While the status of dating, residence status, marital status of parents were not a significant determinant factor, but showed a positive trend toward the pornography exposure effect.

It is suggested to provide information about the danger of pornography on early adolescence as a primary prevention toward accessing pornography. In addition, the collaboration of family and schools are needed to provide assistance in early adolescents to be wise in using the media, and for the adolescents who are in act-out stage need the intensive therapy to behave healthy.