Gender Differences in Attitude Towards Pornography Among Youth in Kelantan

  • Norazlifah Muhamad Department of Community Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Azrianii Ab Rahman Department of Community Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Mohd Ismail Ibrahim Department of Community Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Razlina Abdul Rahman Department of Family Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Wan Nor Arifin Wan Mansor Unit of Biostatistics and Research Methodology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Mokhtarrudin Ahmad Faculty of Applied Communication, Multimedia University
Keywords: pornography, attitude, youth, gender


Although the number of pornography exposure is increasing, our understandings on the issues are still lacking. This study aimed to compare gender differences in the attitudes towards pornography among youth in Kelantan. A cross sectional study was conducted using a validated self-administered questionnaire (PORQUE) on 930 college students in both government and private colleges in Kelantan. The mean scores were significantly higher among females for majority of the items assessing non-permissive feelings toward pornography materials (p<0.001), perception on impact of pornography (p<0.05) and perception on factors contributed to pornography (p<0.05). The mean score for majority of the items assessing permissive and perceptions toward pornography materials were significantly higher among males(p<0.001). Females were more non-permissive towards pornography, better perceived the impact of pornography and factors contributed to pornography compared to males. These findings are important as it serve as a guide for the stakeholders to implement pornography intervention for youth in Malaysia.

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How to Cite
Muhamad, N., Ab Rahman, A., Ibrahim, M. I., Abdul Rahman, R., Wan Mansor, W. N. A. and Ahmad, M. (2021) “Gender Differences in Attitude Towards Pornography Among Youth in Kelantan”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(1), pp. 268 - 278. doi: