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Greene, Kathryn; Yanovitzky, Itzhak; Carpenter, Amanda; Banerjee, Smita C.; Magsamen-Conrad, Kate; Hecht, Michael L.; Elek, Elvira – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Media literacy interventions offer promising avenues for the prevention of risky health behaviors among children and adolescents, but current literature remains largely equivocal about their efficacy. The primary objective of this study was to develop and test theoretically-grounded measures of audiences' degree of engagement with the content of…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Prevention, Learner Engagement, High School Students
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Phelps-Tschang, Jane S.; Miller, Elizabeth; Rice, Kristen; Primack, Brian A. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Facilitator-led smoking media literacy (SML) programs have improved media literacy and reduced intention to smoke. However, these programs face limitations including high costs and barriers to standardization. We examined the efficacy of a Web-based media literacy program in improving smoking media literacy skills among adolescents. Sixty-six 9th…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Media Literacy, Smoking, Substance Abuse