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Table 1 Cronbach’s alphas, Independent Sample T-Test results comparing male and female adolescents for adolescent risk perception of sexting, parental practices regarding adolescent on-line life, parental monitoring and sexting behaviors

From: What are you sexting? Parental practices, sexting attitudes and behaviors among Italian adolescents

    Males Females  
Cronbach’s alpha M SD M SD t test
Negative attitude towards Sexting Adolescent Risk Perception of Sexting .82 3.74 0.95 3.91 0.92 −2.065*
Parental practices regarding adolescent on-line life Parental Active Mediation .76 1.96 0.84 2.22 1.05 −3.100**
Frequency of Communication .73 1.97 0.83 2.29 0.93 −4.140***
Quality of Communnication .81 3.02 1.08 3.31 1.00 −3.149**
Rules on Time .82 2.12 0.85 1.98 0.80 1.836
Rules on Contents .83 2.36 1.13 2.63 1.18 −2.753**
Parental Monitoring Parental Knowledge .75 3.53 0.59 3.77 0.57 −4.639***
Adolescent Disclosure .78 3.08 0.82 3.50 0.83 −5.812***
Parental Control .83 3.35 0.98 3.67 0.91 −3.848***
Sexting Behaviors Sending Textual Sexts / 1.74 1.05 1.73 1.01 .094
Sending Multimedia Sexts / 1.27 0.63 1.47 0.83 −.2.947**
  1. p*< .05; p**< .01; p***≤ .001