A comparison and content analysis of seven nuclear and single-parent family sitcoms shown on prime-time network television

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dc.contributor.advisor Popovich, Mark N. en_US
dc.contributor.author McCann-Washer, Penny L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:35:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:35:02Z
dc.date.created 1989 en_US
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1989 .M43 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183771
dc.description.abstract This thesis was designed to determine whether there are significant differences in family sitcoms between type of response and family type; between action and family type; between type of interaction and family type; and whether there are more positive than negative responses on both types of sitcoms.Seven nuclear and single-parent family situation comedies which are presently being shown on network prime-time television were compared to one another. A content analysis using a goodness-of-fit test was utilized to determine if parenting differences between the two types of family situation comedies existed.A chi-square showed that there is no difference between the number of negative and positive scenes in each type of sitcom. Finally, it was shown that no major parenting differences exist between single-parent and nuclear family sitcoms presently viewed on network prime-time television.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent iv, 49 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Television and families -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Television comedies -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Television programs -- United States. en_US
dc.title A comparison and content analysis of seven nuclear and single-parent family sitcoms shown on prime-time network television en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/722229 en_US


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