Here are some studies that were recently added to the CMCH Database of Research.
Behm-Morawitz, E., & Mastro, D.E. (2008). Mean girls? The influence of gender portrayals in teen movies on emerging adults' gender-based attitudes and beliefs. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 85(1), 131-146.
- This study found that teen movies imply a sense of normality to aggressive female friendships.
Coyne, S.M., et al. (2011). Media depictions of physical and relational aggression: Connections with aggression in young adults' romantic relationships. Aggressive Behavior, 37(1), 56-62.
- Researchers asked college students about their television viewing preferences and looked for connections between the shows they watched and their dating experiences.
Sloane, K., et al. (2012). A content analysis of the portrayal of alcohol in televised music videos in New Zealand: Changes over time. Drug and Alcohol Review, 32(1), 47-52.
- Researchers analyzed the presence of alcohol imagery and messages in music videos and determined that only 4% portrayed alcohol in a negative light.
Wang, H., et al. (2011). Problematic Internet use in high school students in Guangdong province, China. PLoS One, 6(5), e19660.
- Researchers in this study attempted to identify which lifestyle and relationship factors led to problematic Internet use in adolescents.
Looking for more research? Take a look in the CMCH Database of Research.