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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 6, January-June 2008


Juan José Igartua Perosanz Universidad de Salamanca
Title Constructed childhood: prosocial effects and antisocial of TV contents Summary In this article it is presented the current evidence about the prosocial and antisocial effects of television on children. In the paper are reviewed the last meta-analysis studies about this topic. The results are conclusive: about 10% of the variance of aggressive behaviour and 5% of the variance of prosocial behaviour can be explained by the impact of the television contents. Therefore, we need mechanisms that permit the control and self-regulation of the audiovisual contents. In addition, it would be necessary to develop independent content analysis studies of the television programming. Keywords Television, children, meta-analysis, prosocial effects, violence.


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n6a7


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