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Table 9 Personal attitudes regarding men's motivations for ADTS

From: Personal beliefs and social norms regarding the sexual exploitation of girls in age-disparate transactional sexual relationships in Brazil: a mixed-methods study

  Response Age group Gender
Phrases Agree Don’t agree nor disagree Disagree No answer Df = 12 Df = 5
You think… n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) x2, p-value x2, p-value
Men get involved with girls because they cannot control their sexual desires 193 (46.8) 61 (14.8) 143 (34.7) 15 (3.6) 22.882, 0.029 7.120, 0.068
Men think that the body of a girl is more attractive than that of a woman 247 (60.0) 64 (15.5) 92 (22.3) 9 (2.2) 22.588, 0.031 0.694, 0.875
Men like to get involved with girls because they are easier to control than women 276 (67.0) 47 (11.4) 82 (19.9) 7 (1.7) 14.268, 0.284 1.105, 0.776
Men never refuse sex offered by a girl 222 (53.9) 69 (16.7) 107 (26.0) 14 (3.4) 32.070, < 0.001 0.309, 0.958
Men get more pleasure from sex with girls than with women 155 (37.6) 84 (20.4) 146 (35.4) 27 (6.6) 39.247 < 0.001 1.642, 0.650
Men feel more powerful in sexual relations with girls than with women 208 (50.5) 60 (14.6) 124 (30.1) 20 (4.9) 23.810, 0.022 4.911, 0.178
If a man gets involved with a girl, he's seen as virile by women in the community 148 (35.9) 59 (14.3) 196 (47.6) 9 (2.2) 21.941, 0.038 1.154, 0.764
Girls that are involved with men are manipulating them (the men) 123 (29.8) 94 (22.8) 189 (45.9) 6 (1.5) 21.406, 0.045 23.504, < 0.001
Men involved with girls are manipulating them (the girls) 198 (48.1) 92 (22.3) 119 (28.9) 3 (0.7) 23.160, 0.026 4.345, 0.227
When a girl and a man have sexual relations, the man benefits more 216 (52.4) 79 (19.2) 100 (24.3) 17 (4.1) 12.353, 0.418 5.686, 0.128