One-Parent Children's Identification with Television Characters and Parents

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Published by Taylor and Francis in Communication Quarterly, volume 27 issue 3, pages 31-36.

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Communication Quarterly


Because of the nature of their situation, children from single-parent families may he particularly susceptible to television's impact This study examines these children's reported identification with television characters, peers, and parents. Children with a parent of the opposite sex were more likely to identify with television characters.