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ERIC Number: ED204826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Mass Communication: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1981 (Vol. 41 Nos. 7 through 12).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 47 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) the effect of source variation upon children's reactions to television commercials; (2) covert observation as a means of measuring the affective states of television viewers; (3) viewers' responses to a film as a socially situated event; (4) children's understanding of television reality; (5) media learning and adolescent developmental tasks; (6) the dynamics of communication and information in groups; (7) an information processing approach to uses and gratifications; (8) privacy and media encroachment; (9) the changing images of females and males in television commercials; (10) commercial broadcasters' perceptions of entry-level employment requirements for college graduates in the broadcast industry; (11) transnational advertising and the mass media in Latin America; (12) longitudinal patterns of television viewing and adolescent role socialization; (13) the relationship between persistence, attention, and observational learning of television's program content; (14) the film industry and the Vietnam war; (15) the effect of televised violence; (16) the use of videotape for studying nonverbal behavior in social settings; (17) United States Supreme Court interpretations of "public interest" in decisions concerning the media from 1927 to 1979. (FL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Advertising, Annotated Bibliographies, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Children, Court Litigation, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Films, Foreign Countries, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Mass Media, Measurement Techniques, Media Research, Newspapers, Sex Role, Television, Television Commercials, Television Viewing
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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