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ERIC Number: EJ985684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2167-8715
Exploring the Borderlands between Media and Health: Conceptualizing "Critical Media Health Literacy"
Higgins, Joan Wharf; Begoray, Deborah
Journal of Media Literacy Education, v4 n2 p136-148 2012
In Canada, as elsewhere, there is considerable concern about adolescents' health. Much of the blame is thought to lie in the social context for today's adolescents and their interaction with and dependence on various media. Yet, it is not clear whether and how adolescents learn to engage critically with media messages about health. Emerging from the authors' previous work in conceptualizing and measuring adolescent health literacy, this article presents the results of a conceptual analysis process using the terms "health literacy," "critical health literacy," "media literacy," "critical media literacy," "media activism," and "critical viewing" among others--to arrive at the unique construct of "critical media health literacy" (CMHL). (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada