The Relationship between Media in the Home and Family Functioning in Context of Leisure
Family functioning, media use, parental media monitoring, mixed model analysis
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between media-based family leisure and family functioning. Because the sample (n = 500) included responses from parents and children (ages 11 to 16) from each family, mixed models were used to account for family-level and individual-level variance. Findings indicated a negative relationship between media use and family functioning; media connection and parental media monitoring were positively related to family functioning. This was stable over time even when accounting for variance explained by depression, anxiety, conflict, and other demographic variables. The mixed linear model analysis and use of longitudinal data add to existing research. Current findings suggest parental involvement in adolescent media use is the most important factor in explaining variance in family functioning.
Original Publication Citation
Hodge, C. J., Zabriskie, R. B., Fellingham, G., Coyne, S. M., Lundberg, N. R., Padilla-Walker, L. M., & Day, R. D (2012). The relationship between media in the home and family functioning in context of leisure. Journal of Leisure Research, 44, 285-307.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hodge, Camilla J.; Zabriskie, Ramon B.; Fellingham, Gilbert W.; Coyne, Sarah; and Lundberg, Neil R., "The Relationship between Media in the Home and Family Functioning in Context of Leisure" (2017). Faculty Publications. 2334.
Journal of Leisure research
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Copyright 2012 2012, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 285-307 National Recreation and Park Association