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Research Wrap-Up: April 9, 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:

Bakir, A. (2009). "Some assembly required": Comparing disclaimers in children’s TV advertising in Turkey and the United States . Journal of Advertising Research, 49(1), 93-103.

  • To examine how marketers use such disclaimers in different countries is an important part of understanding how advertising reaches out to children.

Boxer, P.; Huesmann, L. R.; Bushman, B.; O’Brien, M. & Moceri, D. (2009). The Role of violent media preference in cumulative developmental risk for violence and general aggression. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 38(3), 417-428.

  • To examine the  relation of violent media use to involvement in violence and general aggression.

Lajunen, H.R., Keski-Rahkonen, A., Pulkkinen, L., Rose, R.J., Rissanen, A.,&  Kaprio, J. (2009). Leisure activity patterns and their associations with overweight: A prospective study among adolescents. J Adolesc. Available online April 3.

  •  To examine longitudinal associations between individual leisure activities, including television viewing, video viewing, computer games, and being overweight in a cohort of young Finnish twins.

Thierry, K.L. & Pipe, M-E. (2009).The susceptibility of young preschoolers to source similarity effects: Confusing story or video events with reality. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 102(4), 392-407.

  • To examine children’s tendency to confuse events that varied in source similarity, which were manipulated using different media of event presentation.

Ülger, B. (2009). Packages with cartoon trade characters versus advertising: An empirical examination of preschoolers' food preferences. J ournal of Food Products Marketing, 15(1),104-117.

  • To examine the comparison between child-appeal packages and TV advertising.


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

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