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

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