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ERIC Number: EJ1085315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2333-4851
The Use of a Situation-Comedy in the Delivery of Media Messages: A Content Analysis of Health-Related Themes
Trunfio, Tony N.
Journal of Health Education Teaching, v2 n1 p1-7 2011
A quantitative-qualitative historical content analysis of selected Seinfeld television comedy episodes was conducted for this study. Episodes were analyzed for the presence of health-related messages pertaining to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's health priority areas, which include the most harmful risk behaviors affecting today's youth. A random selection of 88 of 176 Seinfeld episodes aired from July 5, 1989 until its finale on May 14, 1998, resulted in 787 health-related messages for the study. Over the course of nine seasons, more health-related messages were found in later years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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