Revista INFAD 2012


Nº1, Vol. 1, pp. 675-682 doi:  en trámite
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Socialización y televisión: perfiles de adolescentes en un estudio transcultural

Concepción Medrano Samaniego / Juan Ignacio Martínez de Morentin de Goñi. pp. 675-682


Within the theoretical framework of reception theory, the aim of this research project was to analyze certain television viewing profiles in a cross-cultural sample group. Participants came from eight different cultural contexts, three located in Spain, four in Latin America and one in Ireland. The total sample group was comprised by 545 boys and 676 girls. In order to achieve the specific aims of the study, an ad hoc questionnaire of television viewing habits was administered. Data were gathered both on paper and on-line. Significant differences were found in all eight contexts analyzed, and in all the indicators studied. The results indicate that television is not as harmful as general prejudice suggests and that the four profiles found all have one characteristic in common, namely the rejection of celebrity gossip and talk shows.
Keyswords: Adolescence, television, cross-cultural study, socialization.

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