National Library of Australia

Due to the need to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) the Library building and reading rooms are closed to visitors until further notice.
The health and safety of our community is of great importance to us and we look forward to staying connected with you online.

<< Previous record  /  Next record >>
Record 18 of 39
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Television and the Children of Ethnic Minorities [microform] / George Comstock and Robin E. Cobbey
Bib ID 5363394
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Comstock, George
Description [Washington, D.C.]] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1978 
30 p. 

The children of ethnic minorities appear to have a distinctive pattern in regard to television. The pattern is exemplified by a different orientation toward the medium, by differences in tastes and preferences, by atypical behavioral effects, and by different information needs. Minority children, however, may be presumed to share much about television with other children, including the common pattern of parental concern, limited parental control over viewing, and considerable potential for the exertion of parental influence over impact on attitudes and behavior. Prior findings lead to a research agenda emphasizing television's influence relative to that of other socializing agents, the feasibility and techniques for intervention by parents and schools in the communication flowing from television to the child, the bases of minority taste and preference, and the factors responsible for atypical behavioral effects. One hypothesis suggested by prior research is that television, by its portrayals, establishes the status hierarchy ascribed to characters portrayed on television independently of real world experience. (Author)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (61st, Seattle, Washington, August 13-16, 1978).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Behavior Development.  |  Behavior Patterns.  |  Blacks.  |  Childhood Attitudes.  |  Commercial Television.  |  Communication (Thought Transfer)  |  Information Needs.  |  Literature Reviews.  |  Minority Group Children.  |  Modeling (Psychology)  |  Parent Role.  |  Programing (Broadcast)  |  Research Needs.  |  Socialization.  |  Television Research.  |  Television Viewing.  |  Values.  |  Media Effects
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Cobbey, Robin E., author
Available From ERIC 


    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    mc 2253 ED168002 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
    This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.