Revista INFAD 2012


Nº1, Vol. 1, pp. 549-556 doi:  en trámite
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La mediacion parental y el uso de internet

Juan Ignacio Martínez de Morentin de Goñi / Concepción Medrano Samaniego. pp. 549-556


The aim of this research project was to analyze the Internet use and parental mediation in a cross-cultural sample group. The sample group comprised 1238 adolescents aged between 14 and 19, from eight different cultural contexts. The television viewing habits questionnaire (CH-TV.02) was used to analyze the following indicators: reason for use and hours spent on the Internet and parental mediation in Internet use. The data were collected both by means of an on-line platform and in person. The results show a moderate use of the Internet with context-based variations, although the communicative function was predominant in all cultural contexts studied. Although significant differences were found between the different contexts, they were moderate in nature and should be  interpreted with caution, given the size of the sample. In relation to parental mediation in Internet use, an exploratory factorial analysis found three types of mediation, with restrictive mediation and coviewing being particularly relevant. As regards the profiles found, a Cluster analysis identified four profiles in the group of young people studied: instructive, inhibited, co-viewing and restrictive, with the inhibited profile being the one most frequently perceived by adolescents, followed by coviewing, with significant differences being observed between cultures.
Keywords: adolescents, use and hours on the Internet, parental mediation in Internet, crosscultural


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