Children's and Parents' Fright Reactions to Kidnapping Stories in the News

@article{Wilson2005ChildrensAP,
  title={Children's and Parents' Fright Reactions to Kidnapping Stories in the News},
  author={B. J. Wilson and N. Martins and A. L. Marske},
  journal={Communication Monographs},
  year={2005},
  volume={72},
  pages={46 - 70}
}
  • B. J. Wilson, N. Martins, A. L. Marske
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Communication Monographs
  • We conducted a random telephone survey of 182 parents to assess their reactions as well as their children's reactions to child kidnapping stories in the news. Children below age 13 experienced more fright-related feelings and more concern for their personal safety than adolescents did. Children who were heavy viewers of TV news also were more frightened. Parents rated themselves as more upset by the stories than their children were. Parents' fright responses and coping strategies were more… CONTINUE READING
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