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Author: Pardun, Carol J.; L'Engle, Kelly Ladin; Brown, Jane Delano
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CMCH Synopsis: Researchers looked at the sexual content in movies, television, music, magazines, internet sites, and newspapers. Then they gave surveys to teens to see whether being exposed to this kind of contact affected their sexual behavior.

They found that movies were the media that had the biggest impact on sexual behavior, as well as on the teens' intentions to have sex. Researchers suggest that the amount of sexual content teens see, rather than the type of sexual content they see, has the biggest impact on sexual attitudes and behaviors. Center on Media and Child Health
Year: 2005
Article Title: Linking exposure to outcomes: Early adolescents' consumption of sexual content in six media
Journal: Mass Communication & Society
Volume: 8
Issue: 8
Pages: 75-91
ISSN: 1520-5436
Source of Funding: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant no. HD38508-001A
Study Design: Correlational Study
Publication Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Adolescence (13-17 yrs), Childhood (birth-12 yrs), School Age (6-12 yrs)
Keywords: Adolescent Attitudes
Media Diet
Motion Pictures
Print Media
Sexual Attitudes
Sexual Behavior
Sexual Behavior (Media Content)



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