Setting rules or sitting down: Parental mediation of television consumption and adolescent self-esteem, body image, and sexuality

  title={Setting rules or sitting down: Parental mediation of television consumption and adolescent self-esteem, body image, and sexuality},
  author={Deborah Schooler and Janna L. Kim and Lynn Sorsoli},
  journal={Sexuality Research \& Social Policy},
Many parents express concern over the impact of television on adolescents’ attitudes and behaviors. Understanding not only what adolescents are watching on television but also how they are watching it could inform household television policies and practices, as well as media-literacy efforts. The current study examined parents as mediators of adolescents’ television viewing and offers recommendations for parents’ television involvement. Adolescent participants (N = 847) reported their… 

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