Genre differences in the portrayal of social aggression in programs popular with children

Nicole Martins, Barbara J. Wilson

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Abstract

A content analysis was conducted to examine the amount and nature of social aggression across genres of programming popular among 2- to 11-year-old children. Results reveal that the reality programming genre is systematically different from the other 3 genres in terms of the amount and context of social aggression. Findings are discussed in terms of social cognitive theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-140
Number of pages11
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

Keywords

  • Children
  • Social Aggression
  • Television

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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