Not Another Teen Show: Exploring the Impact of Sexual Scripts in Sexually Oriented Teenage Television on Adolescent Girls’ Romantic Relationship and Sexual Expectations

Leah Dajches, Larissa Terán, Kun Yan, Jennifer Stevens Aubrey

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Abstract

Television narratives present conflicting information regarding heterosexual, adolescent sexuality. In response to this, the present study examined the associations between adolescent girls’ (N = 419, Mage = 16.37, SD = 1.36) sexually oriented television viewing and their expectations in romantic and sexual relationships in two related domains. Results showed that sexually oriented teen television viewing was positively associated with adolescent girls’ endorsement of the sexual double standard in relationships and earlier expectations about the timing of sexual activities in relationships. This relationship did not differ by levels of perceived television realism, and remained even after controlling for covariates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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