Pengaruh Mediasi Orangtua Terhadap Afinitas Televisi dan Lama Menonton Televisi Pada Anak

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This study explains how parental mediation, mothers’ and fathers’, infl uences television affi nity and usage among children. Survey data of Jakarta-based 5 grade elementary school children (N = 188) reveal that level of parental mediation, in term of restrictive and active, tends to be high, while level of coviewing tends to be low. However, only mothers’ restrictive mediation and fathers’ restrictive mediation correlate positively with television affi nity; active mediation and coviewing do not infl uence children’s television affi nity signifi cantly. There is no direct correlation between any types of parental mediation with television usage. This study also fi nds that television affi nity correlates signifi cantly with television usage. It seems that the more restriction of watching television they have, the more attractive the medium for the children. However, those with high affi nity tend to have low television usage, most probably because they are only allow watching television for a certain period at home. On the contrary, children with low TV affi nity spend a lot of time watching television. Thus, even though television is a dominant medium in children life, it is not treasured by the children; it is just wallpaper in the house for them.
Original languageIndonesian
JournalJurnal InterAct
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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