Gordon, Brian C.; Perko, Mike A.; Taylor, Michael C.
December 2007
American Journal of Health Studies;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p217
Academic Journal
African Americans watch more television than any other race, with African American teens watching 7 hours and 55 minutes per day compared to 6 hours and 33 minutes viewed by total U.S. teens. It is hypothesized that exposure to television content may impact health behavior. The purpose of this review is to discuss what is known about the exposure of African American adolescents to sexual content presented in black-themed television programming. Current research shows distinct differences in viewing preferences among adolescents; no studies, however, have analyzed sexual content in black-themed television programming. This discussion focuses on past studies analyzing sexual content and methodologies, which have proven numerous shortcomings, and implications for future research.


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