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ERIC Number: EJ880006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
The Spiritual Component of Children's Lives: The Role of Media
Bosacki, Sandra; Elliott, Anne; Akseer, Spogmai; Bajovic, Mira
British Journal of Religious Education, v32 n1 p49-61 Jan 2010
Drawn from a larger study of Canadian children's sense of self and media habits, this study explores the role of religiosity and/or spirituality within 535 children's (281 girls, 254 boys; 5-13 years of age) self-reported media preferences and habits over a three-year period. Results indicate that the theme of spirituality and/or religiosity emerged most frequently within the context of after-school activities, music listening habits and the reading habits of participants' mothers. Aside from children in Grade 1 (five-six years), girls were more likely than boys to mention issues of spirituality and religiosity, particularly during preadolescence (10-13 years). Younger children reported more issues of spirituality than older children. Results are discussed in terms of educational implications for critical media literacy. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada