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The Influence of New Media and Family Structure on Young Adolescents’ Television and Radio Use

Citation

Brown, Jane D.; Walsh-Childers, Kim; Bauman, Karl E.; & Koch, Gary G. (1990). The Influence of New Media and Family Structure on Young Adolescents' Television and Radio Use. Communication Research, 17(1), 65-82. PMCID: 199002

Abstract

A survey of 2,056 12- to 14-year-olds from 10 southeastern U.S. cities showed that Blacks and girls spent more time with television and radio than Whites and boys did; television use declined with age, whereas radio use increased. Access to cable television and videocassette recorders was not related to frequency of television or radio use. Lack of access to parents, either because the mother was employed or because no father was in the home, generally increased the time that adolescents spent with radio and television.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/009365090017001004

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1990

Journal Title

Communication Research

Author(s)

Brown, Jane D.
Walsh-Childers, Kim
Bauman, Karl E.
Koch, Gary G.

PMCID

199002