Gender differences, mediation, and disciplinary styles in children's responses to television
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- Desmond, R.J., Hirsch, B., Singer, D. et al. Sex Roles (1987) 16: 375. doi:10.1007/BF00289549
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A sample of kindergarten and first-grade children was studied in a research center and at school to determine the extent to which family communication mediated their comprehension of television, as well as a series of cognitive skills necessary for such comprehension. Separate analyses were conducted for boys and girls, and results indicated that certain styles of family mediation facilitated comprehension more effectively for boys than for girls. Additionally, differential effects of two styles of discipline were found for each sex.