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dc.contributor.advisorEdwards, Heidi Hatfield
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Dylan McKinley
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23T14:28:02Z
dc.date.available2019-09-23T14:28:02Z
dc.date.created2019-05
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/2913
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) - Florida Institute of Technology, 2019.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study analyzes media messages through the lenses of social cognitive theory and cultivation theory. Specifically, this study focuses on messages about smartphone use in children’s cartoons. This study found smartphones are portrayed in a positive manner in the majority of the episodes. Themes of smartphone use included learning, helping, and increasing social standing in the case of capturing content for vlogs. Characters who modeled smartphone use were brave and helpful, but in some cases distracted. Outcomes for smartphone use were overwhelmingly positive. Based on the widespread usage of smartphones in real life, smartphone usage is only going to become more widespread in the mass media. This study provides a starting point for future research into media messages about smartphones and how those messages may affect viewers.en_US
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dc.titleSmartphone use in Children's Shows: A Qualitative Content Analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.updated2019-08-23T15:46:51Z
thesis.degree.nameMasters of Science in Global Strategic Communicationen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGlobal Strategic Communicationen_US
thesis.degree.departmentArts and Communicationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorFlorida Institute of Technologyen_US
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