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ERIC Number: EJ1114792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1811
Sexualised Music Media and Children's Gender Role and Self-Identity Development: A Four-Phase Study
Ey, Lesley-Anne
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v16 n6 p634-648 2016
There has been much concern about the perceived increase in sexualised media and its potential impact on children's well-being and development. This phenomenon was examined in a four-phase study focusing, specifically on music media. Phase 1 investigated the prevalence of sexualised music media broadcast on Australian free-to-air television in child-friendly time periods. Phase 2 examined children's preferred music genres, artists and videos to assess their engagement with sexualised music media. Phase 3 examined children's perceptions of gender roles and self-identities. Phase 4 explored children's imitations of music media artists and performances. The study used a mixed-method approach incorporating content analysis, individual and group interviews, children's activities and observations. Findings reveal that music media is a substantive influence shaping children's everyday lives and proposes educating children about media influences from a young age.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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