From experiencing parental mediation as a child to practicing it as a parent: An exploratory study with Israeli mothers

Nelly Elias, Dafna Lemish, Galit Nimrod

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Abstract

This study of 267 mothers of young children explores, for the first time, the associations between recollection of parental mediation during childhood and current parental mediation of children’s media uses. The analysis indicated that the mothers’ recollections were significantly associated with mediating their children’s media use in the present. Moreover, these recollections predicted the current mediation more than variables found to be significant in previous studies, such as background characteristics and attitudes. These findings suggest that parents apply mediation practices according to how they recall the parental mediation they experienced in their childhood and call for considering such recalls in future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-59
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Children and Media
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024

Keywords

  • Media use
  • childhood memories
  • children
  • parental mediation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication

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