Mass communication behaviors and attitudes among Hispanic and Anglo youth
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Published by Dept. of Communication, Michigan State University in [East Lansing] .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Mass media and youth -- United States -- Case studies.,
  • Hispanic American youth -- Case studies.,
  • Youth -- United States -- Case studies.

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Edition Notes

StatementBradley S. Greenberg ... [et al.].
SeriesCASA ;, report no. 5, CASA (Michigan State University. Dept. of Communications) ;, report no. 5.
ContributionsGreenberg, Bradley S.
LC ClassificationsHQ799.2.M35 M369 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination67 leaves ;
Number of Pages67
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3145172M
LC Control Number82622928

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  In a recent study on the U.S./México border, Hispanic college females exercised more frequently relative to Non-Hispanic White females; however, among all participants, high levels of unhealthy weight control behaviors (e.g., skipping and fasting (76%); binging (46%)) were observed, with no significant differences between ethnocultural groups   For the past 60 years, the primary focus of concern about children's media use has been whether it makes them more hostile and aggressive and increases their chances of becoming violent adults. A parallel but much smaller body of research has focused on whether, and under what conditions, there may be prosocial outcomes of media Based on the NHANES III results, the concern was that all Hispanic youth and black females had very high levels of obesity. The results presented in Table 3 indicate that the highest levels of adolescent obesity were found among black non-Hispanic females and Hispanic males; 31% of both subpopulations were obese. Remarkably, Asian-Americans who A. religious values that promote such attitudes and behaviors. B. functionalist research methods. C. tension among groups resulting from competition. D. inherent

  The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, including HIV infection; alcohol and other The underachievement of African American, Latino, and American Indian students in the United States has been partially attributed to poor engagement in school (e.g., Connell, Spencer & Aber, ;   The effects of divorced mothers' dating behaviors and sexual attitudes on the sexual attitudes and behaviors of their adolescent children. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 56, Wright, D. W., Peterson, L., & Barnes, H. L. (). The relation of parental employment and contextual variables with sexual permissiveness and gender role   The study about the "Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors in the Philippines" by Reyes () analyzed the attitudinal dimensions, trends and significant predictors of public and private behavior