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Title: Representation of Gender Roles in Youth Television Shows: A Content Analysis 3
Literature Review 3
Data Collection 5
Data Analysis 6
Title: Representation of Gender Roles in Youth Television Shows: A Content Analysis
With content analysis, this research study seeks to examine how gender roles are portrayed in youth television programs. Particularly among young audiences who are still refining their knowledge of gender, the representation of gender in media has a considerable influence on establishing social norms and expectations. Promoting inclusive and equitable representations requires an understanding of the messages presented in media texts and their potential consequences on adolescents. How are gender roles shown in youth television programs, and what ramifications does this have for young viewers? Is the research question that underpins this study? We look for trends, tropes, and differences in the portrayal of gender roles by analyzing a number of popular youth-oriented television programs. This study is significant because media shapes attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors and has the capacity to reinforce or contradict gender standards. The research is supported by the scholarly literature already in existence on gender portrayal in media, emphasizing the necessity of critical examination of media texts. Studies explicitly looking at gender representation in youth television programs are scarce, nonetheless. By addressing this issue, we hope to further knowledge about how various media texts affect young viewers' perceptions and attitudes towards gender roles. We will investigate the chosen media texts using a content analysis method to detect and classify gender roles, stereotypes, and interactions as well as to look at any potential consequences for young viewers. The results of this study will advance the discipline of media studies as a whole and offer insightful information on how gender is portrayed in young people's media.
Scholarly research and public attention have both been intensely focused on gender representation in media. Many studies have looked at how gender is portrayed in many media forms, such advertising, movies, and television shows, and have highlighted how these representations affect people's views and attitudes regarding gender roles. With an emphasis on youth television programs, this literature review seeks to synthesize the body of knowledge on gender portrayal in media and its effects. Examining gender stereotypes and how media portrayals reinforce them is a popular subject of research in the field of gender and media studies. Stereotypes are condensed, generalized ideas about the traits, activities, and actions that are associated with a specific gender. These prejudices frequently uphold established power relations and traditional gender standards. Men are typically presented as aggressive, logical, and authoritative, whereas women are frequently characterized as submissive, emotional, and dependant. These preconceptions affect people's self-perception and goals in addition to influencing social expectations (Wegener, Prommer & Linke, 2020). Gender stereotypes in the context of children's television programs can have a significant impact on how young viewers perceive gender roles. Children and teenagers are especially open to media messages and have a propensity to internalize the images they see. According to research, young audiences may develop and reinforce gender-stereotypical views and behaviors through being exposed to stereotypical gender representations in the media. Additionally, by reinforcing limited gender norms, these images might reduce young people's perception of the variety of chances and possibilities that are open to them (Masanet & Dhaenens, 2019).
Studies have explicitly examined how gender is portrayed in children's television programs. In one study,( Schiele, Louie & Chen 2020)examined well-known children's shows and discovered that gender stereotypes were pervasive, with male characters frequently being presented as more capable, forceful, and energetic than their female counterparts are. The survey also showed that female characters were more frequently portrayed in caring or domestic roles. In a similar (Khalil & Dhanesh, 2020)found that while male characters were more likely to exhibit aggressive and authoritative behaviors, female characters were more likely to be objectified and depicted as physically appealing. These gender depictions in youth television programming have an effect that goes beyond the screen. According to research, media can affect young viewers' attitudes and views about gender roles, which in turn affects how they behave and interact with others in the real world. For instance, it has been shown that exposure to established gender stereotypes in the media is linked to more inflexible ideas about gender roles and lower levels of desire to engage in activities that challenge preconceptions. These results highlight how important it is to examine how gender is represented in youth media in order to comprehend any possible implications on young viewers.
Additionally, recent studies has emphasized the need of encouraging more inclusive and varied gender portrayals in media. Beyond the...