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ERIC Number: ED178094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Styles of Parental Disciplinary Practices As a Mediator of Children's Learning from Antisocial Television Portrayals.
Korzenny, Felipe; And Others
This study examines the effect of parental socialization forces on children's learning of antisocial behavior from television portrayals. The intervening variables are the patterns of parental disciplinary practices and general interaction with their children in their everyday life. Two types of parental styles were identified: induction, characterized by a loving attitude, based on reason, explanation, and pointing out the consequences of the child's actions on others, and sensitizing parental behaviors, those that focus on external consequences of social behaviors without providing the child with a cognitive frame of reference for internalizing moral guidelines. Three types of antisocial behaviors are studied: physical and verbal aggression and deceit. The relationship between watching these types of behavior on television and the child's own antisocial predispositions were studied for different combinations of parental styles. The results indicate that children of those parents who are highly inductive and who only occasionally resort to sensitizing techniques are the least affected by physical and verbal aggression on television. In the case of physical aggression, children whose parents are mostly sensitizing and seldom utilize inductive techniques tend to be the most affected. Although the differences among correlation coefficients were not statistically significant, the trends encountered rendered encouraging support to the theoretical expectations. Data tables and a list of references are attached. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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