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ERIC Number: EJ840746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Preadolescents' Self-Concept and Popular Magazine Preferences
Bosacki, Sandra; Elliott, Anne; Bajovic, Mira; Akseer, Spogmai
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v23 n3 p340 Spr 2009
This article draws on a larger study of Canadian children's sense of self and media habits, 223 children in all (112 boys, 111 girls; 10- to 13-year-olds; M = 11.17y). Participants completed a questionnaire on their self-descriptions and reading habits over a 3-year period. Content analysis of the responses showed great diversity in preadolescents' magazine reading habits and self-descriptions. Results showed that across all ages, girls preferred mainly fashion and entertainment magazines, whereas boys preferred mainly magazines concerning sports and video games. Results suggest that preadolescents' popular magazine reading habits may differ according to age and gender, and may reflect their self-perceptions. Educational implications for critical media literacy are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada