|Anderson, Daniel R. / Huston, Aletha C. / Linebarger, Kelly L. / Wright, John C.|
Early Childhood Television Viewing and Adolescent Behavior
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Volume 66, No. 1
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
1. Edition March 2001
2001. 172 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-631-22922-3 - John Wiley & Sons
The medium of television, although a daily part of most modern lives, remains mysterious in the manner it may influence its audience. At the center of this mysery lies the debate of content vs. medium without regard to its content. This monograph presents new research in this debate by following up on a report of 570 adolescents studied as preschoolers and the long-term relationships between preschool television viewing and adolescent achievement, behavior, and attitudes. The results of the report provide stron support for content-based hypotheses then for theories emphasizing television as a medium. In an interesting twist, the results of the report trace a cognitive difference in the patterns of boys and girls and the way television influences them.
From the contents
2. Method Overview.
3. Media Use in Adolescence.
4. Academic Achievement.
7. Extracurricular Activities.
8. Health Behaviors.
9. Self-Image: Role Model Preference and Body Image.
10. Summary and Conclusions.
Commentary: Children and Adolescents in a Changing Media World.
Statement of Editorial Policy.