A Content Analysis of TV Series/Shows Watched by The Secondary and High School Students in Turkey

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Ustundag A., DOĞAN Ö.

JOURNAL OF ECONOMY CULTURE AND SOCIETY, no.63, pp.359-373, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/jecs2020-0040
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-373
  • Keywords: Television series/shows, teenager, development areas, contents of television series, media, ADOLESCENTS, TELEVISION, VIOLENCE, CHILDREN, MEDIA
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aimed to reviewTV series/shows'content watched by teenagers in Turkey. The content of ten television shows with the highest ratings and popularity among teenagers between 10-14 and 15-18 were examined in terms of physical development (psychomotor and sexual development), cognitive/perceptual development, social/emotional development, language development, and other developmental issues such as violence, consumer culture, role modeling, family structure, and values. It was a descriptive study employing the content analysis method. The study data were collected using a "Content Evaluation Form for Children Shows." The findings revealed that TV shows mainly affected social and emotional development areas. They also reflected issues surrounding violence, cognitive/perceptual development, and role modeling. However, the influence of those shows on physical development was not significant.