IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(3): 143-152 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.810

The Influence of Religiosity and Risk Taking on Cybersex Engagement among Postgraduate Students: A Study in Malaysian Universities

Soudabeh Ghoroghi, Siti Aishah Hassan, and Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub
Abstract—This study attempts to develop a predictive model to enhance the understanding of cybersex by testing hypotheses on the relationships between religiosity, risk taking, and cybersex engagement. Using multistage proportional sampling, 256 postgraduate students who completed an online survey sent to their email addresses were randomly selected from five Malaysian universities. Results provided support for the proposed theoretical model by explaining 22% of variance in endogenous variable. Statistically significant negative relationship was found to exist between religiosity and cybersex engagement. The study also demonstrated a positive significant relationship between risk taking and cybersex engagement. University counselors would do well to be aware, and develop accurate and general knowledge about online sexual activities, address and prevent the probability of it becoming an addiction with serious life consequences for students.

Index Terms—Cybersex, high order reflective construct, postgraduate students, religiosity.

S. Gh and Siti Aishah Hassan are with the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: sudygh@yahoo.com, siti_aishahh@upm.edu.my).
Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub is with Department of Foundation Studies, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: afmy@upm.edu.my).

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Cite: Soudabeh Ghoroghi, Siti Aishah Hassan, and Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, "The Influence of Religiosity and Risk Taking on Cybersex Engagement among Postgraduate Students: A Study in Malaysian Universities," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 143-152, 2017.

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