Media as Agents of Socialization

Sara Prot, C. A. Anderson, D. A. Gentile, W. Warburton, M. Saleem, C. L. Groves, S. C. Brown

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Abstract

Unlike Chip Douglas from the movie “Cable Guy,” most children are not raised exclusively by television, without support from parents, teachers and other caregivers. Nonetheless, media play an increasingly significant role as socializing agents in the lives of children and adolescents. Over the past ten years, media consumption among youth has grown steadily. There have been significant increases in time spent watching television, listening to music, playing video games, and using the Internet and cell phones (Jones & Fox, 2009; Harris Interactive, 2008; Rideout, Foehr & Roberts, 2010). Youth in the U.S. now use media for an average of 7 and a half hours a day (Rideout et al., 2010). Publisher statement: Media as Agents of Socialization, Sara Prot, Craig A. Anderson, Douglas A. Gentile, Wayne Warburton, Muniba Saleem, Christopher L. Groves, & Stephanie C. Brown. 2014. Copyright Guilford Press. Reprinted with permission of The Guilford Press
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Socialization: Second Edition: Theory and Research
EditorsJoan E. Grusec, Paul D. Hastings
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherThe Guildford Press
Pages276-300
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781462525829
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2014

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Media as Agents of Socialization, Sara Prot, Craig A. Anderson, Douglas A. Gentile, Wayne Warburton, Muniba Saleem, Christopher L. Groves, & Stephanie C. Brown. 2014. Copyright Guilford Press. Reprinted with permission of The Guilford Press

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    Prot, S., Anderson, C. A., Gentile, D. A., Warburton, W., Saleem, M., Groves, C. L., & Brown, S. C. (2014). Media as Agents of Socialization. In J. E. Grusec, & P. D. Hastings (Eds.), Handbook of Socialization: Second Edition: Theory and Research (Vol. 2, pp. 276-300). New York: The Guildford Press.