Fortalezas psicológicas como factores protectores frente a la participación de adolescentes en comportamientos de sexting

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.414411
Palabras clave: Sexting activo, Fortalezas de carácter, Virtudes, Valores, Comportamientos de riesgo, Adolescencia

Resumen

El sexting es una nueva forma de interacción sexual en adolescentes que ha sido asociada tanto a problemas psicológicos como comportamientos de riesgo sexual. Aunque varios estudios han examinado la relación entre sexting y rasgos de personalidad, es posible que la asociación con fortalezas del carácter no haya sido explorada. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar cuales fortalezas de carácter podrían funcionar como factores protectores contra la participación en el sexting, controlando otras variables que pueden influenciar en esta relación. Los adolescentes cumplimentaron cuestionarios sobre recursos tecnológicos, sexting activo y fortalezas de carácter. Los resultados de la regresión lineal mostraron que el sexting activo estuvo positivamente relacionado con las fortalezas de curiosidad y humor y negativamente relacionado con justicia y autenticidad. Estos resultados sugieren que programas escolares o familiares que tienen como objetivo la prevención del sexting deben incluir actividades específicas que fomenten el uso positivo de la curiosidad y el humor y que busquen promover la honestidad, el respeto, la justicia y la responsabilidad en el uso de la tecnología para las relaciones interpersonales.

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María J. Blanca, Universidad de Malaga (España)

Catedrática de Universidad del Departamento de Metodología en Ciencias del Comportamiento.

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01-01-2021
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Yépez-Tito, P., Ferragut, M., & Blanca, M. J. (2021). Fortalezas psicológicas como factores protectores frente a la participación de adolescentes en comportamientos de sexting. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 37(1), 142-148. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.414411
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Psicología y adolescencia