Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics:

D'Alessio, M., Laghi, F., Baiocco, R. (2009). Attitudes toward TV advertising: A measure for children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, In Press, available online 18 March.

  • To describe a new self-report measure of children's attitudes toward TV advertising.

Ferguson, C.J. & Kilburn, J.(2009). The public health risks of media violence: A meta-analytic review.The Journal of Pediatrics, in press, available online February 23.

  • To conduct a meta-analytic review of studies that examine the impact of violent media on aggressive behavior.

Hoffman, L.H. &  Thomson, T.L. (2009). The effect of television viewing on adolescents' civic participation: Political efficacy as a mediating mechanism. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media,  53(1), 3-21.

  • To assess the effects of television viewing (late-night TV and local TV news) on high school students' civic participation.

Knutson, K.L. & Lauderdale, D.S. (2009). Sociodemographic and behavioral predictors of bed time and wake time among US adolescents aged 15 to 17 Years.The Journal of Pediatrics, 154(3), 426-430.

  • To examine bed times and wake times in US adolescents aged 15 to 17
    years to determine whether adolescent sleep has changed in recent years
    and what factors determine bed times and wake times.

Primack, B.A., Douglas, E.L., Fine, M.J., Dalton, M.A.(2009). Exposure to sexual lyrics and sexual experience among urban adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 36(4), 317-323.

  • To determine if exposure to lyrics describing degrading sex in popular music is independently associated with sexual behavior in a cohort of urban adolescents.

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


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