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dc.contributor.authorBobkowski, Peter S.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-03T20:46:44Z
dc.date.available2017-01-03T20:46:44Z
dc.date.issued2009-02-21
dc.identifier.citationBobkowski, P. S. (2009). Adolescent religiosity and selective exposure to television. Journal of Media and Religion, 8, 55-70.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/22436
dc.description.abstractRelying on the Adolescent Media Practice Model and selective exposure theory, this study investigated whether religious adolescents watch less mature television entertainment programs than their less religious peers. Program maturity was measured using V-chip ratings, with higher maturity scores indicating content that included more sexuality, violence, and/or adult and sexual language. The responses from 1,335 16- to 18-year-olds who completed Wave 2 of the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR) survey were analyzed. Findings indicate that religiosity contributes to explaining the variance in television maturity means, with more religious adolescents indicating a preference for less mature television entertainment. Gender, race, income, and parents’ monitoring of teens’ media were also found to influence television maturity. Teens’ attitudes toward premarital sex appeared to mediate the effect of religiosity on their television entertainment choices.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rights“This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Children and Media on 21 Feb. 2009, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15348420802670942.”en_US
dc.titleAdolescent Religiosity and Selective Exposure to Televisionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
kusw.kuauthorBobkowski, Peter
kusw.kudepartmentJournalismen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15348420802670942
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, author accepted manuscripten_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US
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