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Children, television, and gender roles. Messages and impact.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2407701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review examines images relating to gender roles on television and the possible impact of these images. Numerous content analyses point to one basic finding: on television, women are underrepresented and the images of both men and women tend to be stereotypical and traditional, despite a number of programs with characterizations that present a more liberated view of gender roles. Studies examining the impact of these images have focused upon four specific areas: the perception of gender-typed behaviors and occupational roles; the tendency of children to identify with specific television characters; the notion of counter-stereotypical portrayals; and the cultivation of gender-role attitudes in both adults and children.
N Signorielli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of adolescent health care : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0197-0070     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adolesc Health Care     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-10     Completed Date:  1990-04-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100395     Medline TA:  J Adolesc Health Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Communication, University of Delaware, Newark 19716.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Gender Identity*
Identification (Psychology)*

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