Beyond effects: Adolescents as active media users

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Reed Larson, Daniel Offer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


This is an overview of the special Issue, "Adolescents Uses of Media." The articles in the special issue are described as taking the uses and gratifications approach, which emphasizes that people make choices about the media they consume and that people differ in their interpretations of media content. The common goal of the articles is to integrate this approach with developmental perspectives on adolescence. Common themes include adolescents as active media users, the developmental context of adolescence, the cultural context of media use, and integrative and innovative methodological approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-518
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of youth and adolescence
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


Dive into the research topics of 'Beyond effects: Adolescents as active media users'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this