ERIC Number: EJ929098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 162
Older and Newer Media: Patterns of Use and Effects on Adolescents' Health and Well-Being
Brown, Jane D.; Bobkowski, Piotr S.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v21 n1 p95-113 Mar 2011
The past decade's research on the use and effects of older (television, music, movies, magazines) and newer media (the Internet, cell phones, social networking) on adolescents' health and well-being is reviewed. A portrait of patterns of use of the media is provided and then the predictors and effects of those patterns on adolescents' mental health is discussed. Research on the effects of exposure to specific kinds of content on adolescents' aggressive behavior, gender roles, sexual relationships, body image disturbances, obesity, and substance use also are reviewed. Finally, media literacy as a promising strategy for enhancing adolescents' use of the media in the future is considered.
Descriptors: Obesity, Aggression, Self Concept, Adolescents, Media Literacy, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Use, Use Studies, Predictor Variables, Technological Advancement, Sex Role, Interpersonal Relationship, Substance Abuse, Body Composition, Health Conditions
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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