Impact of the Use of Media Devices within the Family Context on the Language of Preteens

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dc.contributor.author Acebedo, Lucía
dc.contributor.author Buil-Legaz, Lucía
dc.contributor.author Adrover-Roig, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Aguilar-Mediavilla, Eva
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-01T08:49:45Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-01T08:49:45Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/154907
dc.description.abstract [eng] Several studies have found a negative impact of media use on the language of children under 5 years. This impact seems to be related to the linguistic input of their parents. However, less is known about the influence of media on language in preteens. This study aims to analyze the relationship between the use of media, the quantity of parental language input, and the linguistic level of preteens. We assessed the language level of 60 bilingual Spanish-Catalan preteens aged 11-12 years with four subtests of the Spanish version of the standardized clinical evaluation of language fundaments (CELF-5-Spanish) as well as media use at home through a multiple-choice questionnaire. Results showed lower language scores in preteens who had access to more media devices, who used them more frequently, and who talked less with their parents. Language scores were also significantly lower in preteens who used media devices to communicate compared to those who used it as a school aid or to learn new things. These results are not influenced by socioeconomic level, sex, chronological age, or family language. The present results highlight the negative impact of media use on the language level of older children, which is also related to the amount of linguistic input received from their parents.
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dc.relation.isformatof https://doi.org/10.3390/children7120281
dc.relation.ispartof Children-Basel, 2020, vol. 7, num. 12, p. 1-15
dc.rights , 2020
dc.subject.classification 159.9 - Psicologia
dc.subject.classification 37 - Educació. Ensenyament. Formació. Temps lliure
dc.subject.other 159.9 - Psychology
dc.subject.other 37 - Education
dc.title Impact of the Use of Media Devices within the Family Context on the Language of Preteens
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2021-02-01T08:49:45Z
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/children7120281


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