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ERIC Number: EJ676636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0273-2297
Understanding the Role of Entertainment Media in the Sexual Socialization of American Youth: A Review of Empirical Research.
Ward, L. Monique
Developmental Review, v23 n3 p347-88 Sep 2003
Examines the nature/prevalence of sexual content on television and in magazines. Describes theoretical mechanisms outlining potential socializing influences. Reviews evidence indicating that frequent/involved exposure to sexually oriented media genres relates to greater acceptance of stereotypical/casual attitudes about sex, higher expectations about the prevalence of sexual activity, and greater levels of sexual experience. Offers a conceptual model of the media's role as a sexual socialization agent and suggestions for future research. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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