ERIC Number: ED178030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Demography of Fictional Television Characters in 1975-76. Report No. 2.
Simmons, Katrina Wynkoop; And Others
This study examines the messages presented by fictional characters during the family hour, later prime time, and Saturday morning television in the 1975-76 season. Demographic variables of program attributes include type of program--family or medical drama, situation comedy, or action-crime; attributes investigated for the fictional characters include sex, age, national origin, accent, ethnic identity, socio-economic status, occupation, program role of the character, and minority characteristics. Findings of the study are presented and discussed, together with some of their implications. A list of references is provided. (RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Communication.