Presentation Title

College Students' Attitudes Towards Physical and Online Sex Workers

Presentation Type

Presentation

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Terry Pettijohn II, Psychology

Major

Interdis Studies

Presentation Abstract

The purpose of this research is to identify college student attitudes towards female physical and online sex workers. Replications of the Bogardus Social Distance Scale (1924) and McCroskey & McCain's Measures of Interpersonal Attraction (1974) will be electronically distributed to an availability of Coastal Carolina University students. The state of research concerning public attitudes towards digital sex workers is extremely limited. This gap in research fails to acknowledge the popularity of digital sex work, for sex workers and consumers, and lacks investigation of how attitudes may differ towards physical and digital sex workers. Further research on attitudes towards online sex workers is necessary to identify how sex worker stigma is evolving with digitalization. Hypotheses were formed using an interdisciplinary lens, highlighting psycho-social theories of mere-exposure and familiarity, as well as feminist theories of female agency.

Location

Room 3

Start Date

21-4-2021 2:30 PM

End Date

21-4-2021 2:50 PM

Disciplines

Liberal Studies

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College Students' Attitudes Towards Physical and Online Sex Workers

Room 3

The purpose of this research is to identify college student attitudes towards female physical and online sex workers. Replications of the Bogardus Social Distance Scale (1924) and McCroskey & McCain's Measures of Interpersonal Attraction (1974) will be electronically distributed to an availability of Coastal Carolina University students. The state of research concerning public attitudes towards digital sex workers is extremely limited. This gap in research fails to acknowledge the popularity of digital sex work, for sex workers and consumers, and lacks investigation of how attitudes may differ towards physical and digital sex workers. Further research on attitudes towards online sex workers is necessary to identify how sex worker stigma is evolving with digitalization. Hypotheses were formed using an interdisciplinary lens, highlighting psycho-social theories of mere-exposure and familiarity, as well as feminist theories of female agency.

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