Using TV as a Guide: Associations Between Television Viewing and Adolescents' Sexual Attitudes and Behavior

  title={Using TV as a Guide: Associations Between Television Viewing and Adolescents' Sexual Attitudes and Behavior},
  author={L. Monique Ward and Kimberly Friedman},
  journal={Journal of Research on Adolescence},
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 to view clips depicting either one of three sexual stereotypes or neutral content. Participants then completed measures assessing their attitudes about sexual roles and relationships, their regular TV viewing habits, and their sexual experiences. Results indicated that more frequent viewing of talk… 
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