ERIC Number: ED172749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Parents, Adolescents and Television: Part III. Defining Ethnicity Through Measurement Constructs: A Cultural Perspective According to Harold B. Innis.
Tierney, Joan D.
In a recent study of ethnic and non-ethnic adolescents and pre-adolescents and their families, particular observation was made of perceptions of values by children and their parents in favorite television series viewed over a period of six weeks. While values were seen as a potential discriminator between ethnic and non-ethnic people, other data were gathered to ascertain degree of ethnicity as a secondary goal. The comprehensive questionnaire administered to 63 respondents (parents, adolescents, and pre-adolescents) contained a lengthy section on language use, social activities, lifestyle, interests, and media habits and values to assess ethnicity characteristics and patterns. It was predicted that ethnic families maintain a strong ethnic identity while living in Canada and this would be reflected in measurable behaviors. A descriptive listing of programs selected by non-ethnic children, and an analysis of their choices by value orientation is provided. (JEG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Canadian Radio-Television Commission, Ottawa (Ontario).
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Identifiers - Location: Canada