ERIC Number: ED417444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Presence and Image of Women in the Information Media Aimed at Adolescents Aged 10 to 16.
Dansereau, Stephanie; Maranda, Jeanne
An exploratory study identified the areas of information most commonly featured in the printed and electronic media designed specifically for adolescents aged 10-16 and also identified the presence and role of women in the information targeted to this age group. A content analysis was made of both French- and English-language television programs aired in Quebec (Canada) and of magazines distributed in the province during the months of March and April 1997. They were selected on criteria of accessibility and relevance. Results showed that Quebec teenagers have limited access to quality information, that for all intents and purposes, successful women as role models are virtually absent from the media, and that knowledge of the outside world is not a criteria in establishing the content available to young people. It is as if everything takes place in a vacuum where there is no past and no future. (Includes 6 tables of data and 10 notes; contains 12 references. Appended are illustrations from magazines used in the study.) (Author/NKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Content Analysis, Females, Foreign Countries, Information Sources, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Media Research, Programming (Broadcast), Sex Role, Television
Montreal Council of Women (MCW), 1195 Sherbrook Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1H9, Canada ($5 for postage/handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Status of Women Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).; Quebec Univ., Montreal. Dept. of Education.
Authoring Institution: Montreal Council of Women (Quebec).
Identifiers - Location: Canada