Racial and Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Children’s Television Use and Self-Esteem

  title={Racial and Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Children’s Television Use and Self-Esteem},
  author={N. Martins and K. Harrison},
  journal={Communication Research},
  pages={338 - 357}
  • N. Martins, K. Harrison
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Communication Research
  • A longitudinal panel survey of 396 White and Black preadolescent boys and girls was conducted to assess the long-term effects of television consumption on global self-esteem. The results revealed television exposure, after controlling for age, body satisfaction, and baseline self-esteem, was significantly related to children’s self-esteem. Specifically, television exposure predicted a decrease in self-esteem for White and Black girls and Black boys, and an increase in self-esteem among White… CONTINUE READING
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