Sex on Tv Essay

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A Biennial Report of the Kaiser Family Foundation
2003

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Dale Kunkel, Ph.D. Erica Biely Keren Eyal Kirstie Cope-Farrar, Ph.D. Edward Donnerstein, Ph.D. Rena Fandrich

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A BIENNIAL REPORT TO THE KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION

DALE KUNKEL, PH.D., ERICA BIELY, KEREN EYAL, KIRSTIE COPEFARRAR, PH.D., EDWARD DONNERSTEIN, PH.D., and RENA FANDRICH UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA FEBRUARY 2003

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The authors wish to convey their sincere appreciation to a number of individuals who have played important roles in supporting and facilitating this research. At UCSB, Charles Mullin directed the videotaping effort that captured over 1,000 programs for analysis with diligence,
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We also thank Theresa Boston at the Foundation for her excellent supervision of the final report document throughout the publication process. Finally, we express our sincere gratitude to our undergraduate research assistants, most of whom performed the painstaking content analysis work that is required to yield data for the study. These individuals endured months of rigorous training in which their performance was monitored more closely than it ever would be in a classroom, and they excelled consistently in their work, as our reliability data attest. Their efforts and commitment to the project were integral to the success of the study. Lab Assistants Erin Boczek Sarah Cramer Carrie Feldman Russell Shady Coders Ed Blazejewski Katherine Call Thomas Cary Chow Robin Endicott Adrienne Erreca Jennifer Gann Gregory Grinsell Lauren Hansen Laura Lebel Sarah Mettee Stacy Rackusin Jay Schuminsky Jennifer Sinay Allison Smith Erin Sorensen

Credits:
Authors: Dale Kunkel, Ph.D., Erica Biely, Keren Eyal, Kirstie Cope-Farrar, Ph.D., Edward Donnerstein, Ph.D., and Rena Fandrich, University of California, Santa Barbara Content Layout: Theresa Boston, Kaiser Family Foundation Cover Design: Words Pictures Ideas (www.wpiweb.com)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION METHODOLOGY
Background and Overview Sample of Programs Content Measures Content Coding and Reliability

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FREQUENCY OF SEXUAL CONTENT
Change Over Time Since the

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