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Parental Mediation of Television: Test of a German-speaking scale and findings on the Impact of parental attitudes, sociodemographic and Family factors in German-speaking Switzerland


Böcking, Saskia; Böcking, Tabea (2009). Parental Mediation of Television: Test of a German-speaking scale and findings on the Impact of parental attitudes, sociodemographic and Family factors in German-speaking Switzerland. Journal of Children and Media, 3(3):286-302.

Abstract

In the present study a German-speaking scale for measuring parental mediation of television is tested and various factors influencing television mediation are investigated. 252 German-speaking Swiss parents of children aged 3 to 14 answered questions about their mediation behavior and possible determinants. The results confirm international research findings. Active and restrictive mediation as well as coviewing are identified as important mediation styles in German-speaking Switzerland. Though in detail the mediation styles show different determinant patterns, altogether parental attitudes toward television, family interaction patterns, and children's age prove to be central determinants of television mediation styles. Sociodemographic and structural factors seem to become less important.

Abstract

In the present study a German-speaking scale for measuring parental mediation of television is tested and various factors influencing television mediation are investigated. 252 German-speaking Swiss parents of children aged 3 to 14 answered questions about their mediation behavior and possible determinants. The results confirm international research findings. Active and restrictive mediation as well as coviewing are identified as important mediation styles in German-speaking Switzerland. Though in detail the mediation styles show different determinant patterns, altogether parental attitudes toward television, family interaction patterns, and children's age prove to be central determinants of television mediation styles. Sociodemographic and structural factors seem to become less important.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:04 Apr 2014 15:14
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 05:06
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:1748-2798
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/17482790902999959

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