The Gender-Role Content of Children's Favorite Television Programs and Its Links to Their Gender-Related Perceptions

  title={The Gender-Role Content of Children's Favorite Television Programs and Its Links to Their Gender-Related Perceptions},
  author={Jennifer Stevens Aubrey and Kristen Harrison},
  journal={Media Psychology},
  pages={111 - 146}
Two studies were conducted to (a) examine the gender-role stereotypical, counterstereotypical, and gender-neutral messages contained in a sample of first- and second-grade children's favorite television programs; and (b) to link the results of the content analysis to the children's gender-role values and interpersonal attraction to same- and opposite-gender television characters while the content analysis showed that there was a great deal of gender neutrality in the programs the children… Expand
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