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Role of Global Media Use on Adolescent Development in South Africa
Unformatted Document Text:  Global Media Use in South Africa X[ Results Patterns of media use (Table 2, Appendix IV) In hypotheses H1a and H1b, it was presumed that both the increase in age and the increase in identity scores will be associated with a higher autonomy score. In other words, being older and more mature was presumed to be positively related to a media use pattern that is more independent from parental influences. The results, however, show only age being related to the autonomy measure as predicted. Age was positively related to autonomy ( = .188, p < .01), but both identity measures showed negative relationships ( = -.076, n.s. for commitment; = -.196, p < .01 for exploration). Therefore, H1b is rejected. In hypotheses H2a and H2b, it was presumed that both the increase in age and the increase in identity scores will be associated with a higher socialization score. In other words, being older and more mature was presumed to be positively related to a media use with one’s peers. This time all relationships had the directions as predicted. However, only the identity exploration measure was found to be related significantly to the socialization measure ( = .136, p < .01). The size of the other two relationships predicted was small ( = .060, n.s. for age; = .092, n.s. for identity commitment). Television and globalization (Table 3, Appendix V) A set of four hypotheses (H3-H6) was made to test the relationships between television viewing and its possible consequences that have been discussed in the literature. The first of the four (H3) predicted that more exposure to television that is largely dependent on the U.S.-produced programs would make the teenagers likelier to believe that

Authors: Lee, Anselm.
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Global Media Use in South Africa
X[
Results
Patterns of media use (Table 2, Appendix IV)
In hypotheses H1a and H1b, it was presumed that both the increase in age and the
increase in identity scores will be associated with a higher autonomy score. In other words,
being older and more mature was presumed to be positively related to a media use pattern
that is more independent from parental influences. The results, however, show only age
being related to the autonomy measure as predicted. Age was positively related to
autonomy ( = .188, p < .01), but both identity measures showed negative relationships ( =
-.076, n.s. for commitment; = -.196, p < .01 for exploration). Therefore, H1b is rejected.
In hypotheses H2a and H2b, it was presumed that both the increase in age and the
increase in identity scores will be associated with a higher socialization score. In other
words, being older and more mature was presumed to be positively related to a media use
with one’s peers. This time all relationships had the directions as predicted. However, only
the identity exploration measure was found to be related significantly to the socialization
measure ( = .136, p < .01). The size of the other two relationships predicted was small ( =
.060, n.s. for age; = .092, n.s. for identity commitment).
Television and globalization (Table 3, Appendix V)
A set of four hypotheses (H3-H6) was made to test the relationships between
television viewing and its possible consequences that have been discussed in the literature.
The first of the four (H3) predicted that more exposure to television that is largely
dependent on the U.S.-produced programs would make the teenagers likelier to believe that


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