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

Hamer, M.; Stamatakis, E. & Mishra, G.(2009). Psychological distress, television viewing, and physical activity in children aged 4 to 12 years. Pediatrics, 123(5),1263-1268.

  • Examines the cross-sectional association between psychological distress, television and screen entertainment time, and physical activity levels among a representative sample of children aged 4 to 12 years from the 2003 Scottish Health Survey.

Natsiopoulou, T. &  Melissa-Halikiopoulou, C. (2009).Effects of socioeconomic status on television viewing conditions of preschoolers in northern Greece. Early Child Development and Care, 179(4), 407-423.

  • Identifies the effects of television (TV) on preschoolers, their TV viewing patterns and the conditions under which they watch TV, taking into consideration their different socioeconomic and regional backgrounds.

Vogel, I.; Brug, J.; van der Ploeg, C. & Raat, H.
(2009). Strategies for the prevention of MP3-induced hearing loss among
adolescents: Expert opinions from a Delphi study. Pediatrics,

  • Identifies parties involved in the prevention of MP3-induced
    hearing loss among adolescents and potentially effective prevention
    strategies and interventions.

Walsh, J.L.&  Ward, L.M. (2009). Magazine reading and involvement and young adults' sexual health knowledge, efficacy, and behaviors. J Sex Res, 1-16. Available online April 24.

  • Investigates connections between magazine reading and involvement and young people's sexual health knowledge, self-efficacy, intentions, and contraception use.

Watson, S.; DeJong, P.F. & Slack, J.L. (2009). Impact of racial attitudes on consumers' evaluations of Black character advertisements: Does spokesperson skin color make a difference? Communication Research Reports, 26(2), 91-104.

  • Examines high-prejudice and low-prejudice White students' responses toward dark-skinned and light-skinned Black female spokespersons in print advertisements.


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