After a brief hiatus, I’m back posting to this blog again. I apologize for being away, but grad school seems to have gotten in the way a bit. Anyways, please keep enjoying these posts.
As I’ve begun preparing for my comprehensive exams for this Ph.D. I’m working on, I recently came back across an article – an oldie but goodie – about parental mediation. Austin (1993 – see reference below) found that talking to kids about television predicted children’s skepticism toward television, predicted public affairs media use, and public affairs discussion, even when considering the effect of other types of and norms of family communication.
Here is the reference for this one: Austin, E. W. (1993). Exploring the effects of active parental mediation of television content. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 37, 147-58.