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Research Wrap-Up:April 3, 2009

Posted Apr 09 2009 7:14pm

Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

Dennis, J. P. (2009). Gazing at the black teen: Con artists, cyborgs and sycophants . Media, Culture & Society, 31(2), 179-195.

  • This study analyses the representation of black male children and adolescents in television programs airing on three major children’s networks.

Laeheem, K.; Kuning, M.; McNeil, N.; Besag, V. E. (2009). Bullying in Pattani primary schools in southern Thailand. Child Care, Health & Development, 35(2), 178-183.

  • To examine risk factors that affect the likelihood of students in Pattani primary schools bullying other children. Risk factors investigated include school rural/urban location, age, gender, religion, family physical abuse and preference of cartoon type.

Lee, M, Yoonhyeung, C., Quilliam, E.T.; Cole, R.T.(2009). Playing with food: Content analysis of food advergames. Journal of Consumer Affairs,  43(1), 129-154.

  • To examine how food marketers use advergames, custom-built and branded online games, to promote food products to children.

Longacre, M.R., Adachi-Mejia, A.M., Titus-Ernstoff, L., Gibson, J.J., Beach, M.L., Dalton, M.A. (2009).Parental attitudes about cigarette smoking and alcohol use in the Motion Picture Association of America rating system. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 163(3), 218-224.

  • To evaluate whether parents want smoking and alcohol use to be considered in movie ratings.

McClure A.C., Stoolmiller, M., Tanski, S.E., Worth, K.A., Sargent, J.D.(2009). Alcohol-Branded merchandise and its association with drinking attitudes and outcomes in US adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 163(3), 211-217.

  • To describe ownership of alcohol-branded merchandise (ABM) and its association with attitudinal susceptibility, initiation of alcohol use, and binge drinking.

Use the free CMCH Database of Research to find other studies on children, media, and health.

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