Negotiation of the Autonomy-Connectedness Dialectic in Adolescent Television Dramas: An Up-Close Look at Everwood, Seventh Heaven, and Veronica Mars
This study examines the relational maintenance strategies used to negotiate autonomy and connectedness in father-child relationships portrayed in adolescent television dramas. Episodes of 3 programs-Everwood, Seventh Heaven, and Veronica Mars-were coded for relational maintenance behaviors. Sharing information about activities, manipulating physical distance, and sharing emotions were among the most frequently occurring behaviors. Because television can have a socializing effect on viewers, studying the maintenance strategies used in popular adolescent television dramas can increase understanding of 1 element of adolescent viewer socialization. © 2013 Copyright Eastern Communication Association.
Fields, Katherine P. and Johnson, Danette Ifert, "Negotiation of the Autonomy-Connectedness Dialectic in Adolescent Television Dramas: An Up-Close Look at Everwood, Seventh Heaven, and Veronica Mars" (2013). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 601.