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The role of the media in body image concerns among women: a meta-analysis of experimental and correlational studies.
The findings support the notion that exposure to media images depicting the thin-ideal body is related to body image concerns for women.
Does Television Exposure Affect Emerging Adults' Attitudes and Assumptions About Sexual Relationships? Correlational and Experimental Confirmation
Because concern is frequently raised that TV's abundant yet stereotypical portrayals of sexual relationships may mislead young viewers, this study examined the effects of both regular viewing habits
Talking about sex: Common themes about sexuality in the prime-time television programs children and adolescents view most
Although concern is often raised about television's role as a “teacher” about sexuality, little is known about the specific content of sexual messages on the programs children and adolescents view
Using TV as a Guide: Associations Between Television Viewing and Adolescents' Sexual Attitudes and Behavior
Using both correlational and experimental methodology, this study examined contributions of TV viewing to adolescents' sexual attitudes and behavior. A sample of 244 high school students was assigned
Contributions of entertainment television to adolescents’ sexual attitudes and expectations: The role of viewing amount versus viewer involvement
This project examines several ways in which television viewing might relate to adolescents ‘ sexual attitudes and expectations. Although previous findings have indicated significant associations
Wading through the stereotypes: positive and negative associations between media use and black adolescents' conceptions of self.
  • L. M. Ward
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Developmental psychology
  • 1 March 2004
Whereas initial comparisons revealed media use to be a negative correlate of self-esteem, further analysis demonstrated that this association varied depending on the media genre and the domain of self in question, the content of students' media diets, and the individual characteristics of the viewer.
Contributions of Music Video Exposure to Black Adolescents’ Gender and Sexual Schemas
Although music videos feature prominently in the media diets of many adolescents, little is known of their impact on viewers’ conceptions of femininity and masculinity. Accordingly, this study
“Anything From Making Out to Having Sex”: Men's Negotiations of Hooking Up and Friends With Benefits Scripts
Alternative enactments of the “hooking up” and “friends with benefits” scripts challenge the pro-masculine, universally positive conceptualization of nonrelational sex portrayed in the media and in some empirical research.
Who's that Girl: Television's Role in the Body Image Development of Young White and Black Women
Although findings indicate a connection between frequent media use and greater body dissatisfaction, little attention has focused on the role of race. Accordingly, this study investigates the