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Nuñez, Roland – Educational Media International, 2018
Media consumption can influence viewer perceptions and attitudes. Recent research on media's effect on college students has failed to address gender differences. Using Mere Repeated Exposure Theory (traditionally used in marketing research), this study aims to answer three research questions regarding college media consumption and college…
Descriptors: College Students, Expectation, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis
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Sanderson, Jimmy – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter examines how social media impacts student-athletes in intercollegiate athletics. Social media has become a predominant communication tool for younger athletes and carries both benefits and risks. The chapter discusses how social media can influence relationships between student-athletes and support personnel, and outlines the benefits…
Descriptors: Social Media, Media Literacy, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use
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Chan, Jason – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2017
College students are frequent social media users. Heightened racial tensions across college campuses and the United States have increased the volume of racial discourse on social media, suggesting a need to understand social media's influence on how students make meaning of race. Using symbolic interactionism and racial identity theories, this…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Social Media, Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students
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Kartal, Osman Yilmaz – World Journal of Education, 2018
Pre-school education is carried out during a developmental period in which children are vulnerable and dependent on cognitive and affective aspects. In this period, the media is being used at a remarkable level in the formal and informal educational life of children. As a result of their interactions with the media, children are exposed to both…
Descriptors: Media Research, Program Effectiveness, Mass Media Effects, Case Studies
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Turner, Marcia Layton – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Ten years ago, NACAC published a report showing that 61 percent of college admission offices were using social media to recruit prospective students. The authors--and many people in college admission--could see the writing on the wall: Social media was becoming indispensable. One of the study's authors, Nora Ganim Barnes, recently observed,…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Choice, College Admission, Student Recruitment
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Glenn, Cerise L. – Communication Teacher, 2015
The influence of social media and technological developments has changed how groups and organizations advocating for social change generate awareness and participation in their causes. In this single class activity students will (a) analyze notions of activism and "slacktivism" from scholarly and popular sources to apply these concepts…
Descriptors: Activism, Social Change, Consciousness Raising, Influence of Technology
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Ey, Lesley-Anne – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 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…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Music, Popular Culture, Sex Role
Byrd, Kenycia – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between media influence and ethnic identity among low-income African American and White adolescent girls. According to the U.S. Census (2008), 98% of Americans have a television in their home. Prior research suggests that low-income African American adolescents are exposed to more media…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mass Media Effects, Ethnicity, Low Income Groups
Brown, Christopher A. – ZERO TO THREE, 2015
Portrayals of fathers in the mass media influence parents' views of the importance of fathers to the well-being of children and of fathers' competence as parents. Awareness of how these portrayals influence parents is crucial to the effectiveness of professionals as they seek to improve child well-being through their work with parents,…
Descriptors: North Americans, Fathers, Parenting Skills, Stereotypes
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Nwangwa, Kanelechi C. K.; Yonlonfoun, Ebun; Omotere, Tope – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This research investigates the influence of social media usage on research skills of undergraduates offering Educational Management at six different universities randomly selected from the six geo-political zones in Nigeria. Various studies on the effects of social media on students have concentrated mainly on academic performance (Kirschner &…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Social Networks, Research Skills
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Vaterlaus, J. Mitchell; Tulane, Sarah; Porter, Brandon D.; Beckert, Troy E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Contemporary adolescents rely heavily on technology and media to navigate romantic relationships. In this mixed-methods study, adolescents and young adults (N = 204) detailed their perceptions of how entertainment media and interactive technology influence adolescent romantic relationships. The majority of adolescents and young adults perceived…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Mass Media Effects, Computer Mediated Communication, Information Technology
Virtanen, Crystal – Canadian Journal of Education, 2013
The author of this paper explores the media's role in the normalization of relational aggression of females and the implications this can have in schools. It is important that those who teach, support, and develop curricula for students be aware of the media's role in the use, and the effects, of indirect aggression and have information on how to…
Descriptors: Females, Aggression, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role
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Begoray, Deborah; Brown, Alexis – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
In this paper, we examine how Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents identify media influences as health/wellness related. We conducted research over a six-week period in two alternative high school settings: a culture-based Indigenous education program at one school and an arts-based program at another school, both in the same small, Western…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Teaching Methods, Adolescents
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Friedrichs, Henrike; von Gross, Friederike; Herde, Katharina; Sander, Uwe – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
This research project was conducted to explore parental attitudes towards and their mediation of video games. Qualitative, semi-structured interviews with 28 parents (14 couples) assessed their media-related habitus, their media-educational habitus and the interaction between the habitus. The results show that the media-related habitus has a…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Video Games, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Gentile, Douglas A.; Berch, Olivia N.; Choo, Hyekyung; Khoo, Angeline; Walsh, David A. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Mass media have numerous effects on children, ranging from influencing school performance to increased or reduced aggression. What we do not know, however, is how media availability in the bedroom moderates these effects. Although several researchers have suggested that bedroom media may influence outcomes by displacing other activities (the…
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Family Environment, Hypothesis Testing, Age Differences
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