New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

Dumith, S.C., Hallal, P.C., Menezes, A.M., & Araújo, C.L. (2010). Sedentary behavior in adolescents: The 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study. Cad Saude Publica, 26(10),1928-1936. FREE ARTICLE

  • The authors found that these 11-year-olds spent extensive time at TV viewing, videogames, and the computer. Prevalence of sedentary behavior was 79.7% and showed a positive association with socioeconomic level and nutritional status and a negative association with well-being.

Moody,A.K.; Justice, L.M.; & Cabell, S.Q. (2010). Electronic versus traditional storybooks: Relative influence on preschool children’s engagement and communication. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 10(3), 294-313.

  • Findings showed that when comparing media, children displayed higher levels of persistence during the adult led e-storybook compared to the adult led traditional storybook condition. However, children produced more communicative initiations during the adult led traditional storybook condition.

Suh, S.; Kim,   S.W.; & Kim, N.J. (2010). Effectiveness of MMORPG-based instruction in elementary English education in Korea. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 26(5), 370–378.

  • The results of the study indicated that students studying English utilizing online role-playing games showed higher scores in areas of listening, reading, and writing than those who attended face-to-face instruction classes.

Terry-McElrath, Y.M., Emery, S., Szczypka, G., & Johnston, L.D. (2010). Potential exposure to anti-drug advertising and drug-related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors among United States youth, 1995-2006. Addict Behav. Available online Oct 7.

  • This study revealed that substance use outcomes were significantly related to anti-drug advertising. The findings differed markedly between middle and high school students.

Yamada-Rice, D. (2010). Beyond words: An enquiry into children’s home visual communication practices
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 10(3), 341-363.

  • The researcher looked at the role of visual and digital images in a group of four-year-olds’ out-of-school lives and found this multilingual and ethnically diverse group of children, to be using a wide range of media, including cameras, television, DVD, drawing, websites, picture books and comics.


Use the free CMCH Database of Research to find other studies on children, media, and health

One Response to “Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-October 27”

  1. Joel Gray

    I am glad that there are continuous research done on children, media and health. In this way, we can ascertain the welfare and safety of our children. Thank you.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.