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
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Socialization: Second Edition: Theory and Research|
|Editors||Joan E. Grusec, Paul D. Hastings|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||The Guildford Press|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Nov 2014|
Bibliographical noteMedia 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
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.