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The Behavioral Consequences of Parents Presumed Media Influence on Restrictive Mediation and Co-Viewing/Using Media

Journal article
Authors Gabriella Sandstig
Bengt Johansson
Karin C. Ringsberg
Published in Journalism and Mass Communication
Volume 3
Issue 7
Pages 452-463
ISSN 2160-6579
Publication year 2013
Published at Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG)
Pages 452-463
Language en
Keywords parental third-person effects, parental second-person perceptions, parental mediation, children
Subject categories Other Medical Sciences, Media and Communications


This study aims to fertilize research on parental mediation with the importance of parents’ media attitudes in terms of parental third-person effects and its varieties. The explanatory power of these perceptions on behavioral consequences as types of parental mediation is analyzed with control for previously known factors. Data from a cross-sectional population survey in Sweden 2011 covered a representative sample of children, aged 2-17 years in total 1461. The results show that the parental second-person perceptions explain (i.e., general belief in media effects) more than parental third-person perceptions. Parental second-person perceptions together with the age of the child explain most of the restrictive mediation and the effects of parental second-person perceptions on restrictive mediation increase with the parents lesser control of the media type.

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