Towards a Theoretical Framework for Understanding the Development of Media Related Needs

Galpin, AJ ORCID: 2016, 'Towards a Theoretical Framework for Understanding the Development of Media Related Needs' , Journal of Children and Media, 10 (3) , pp. 385-391.

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The question of why people select and prefer particular media activities has led to the development of a number of ‘needs’ approaches to media use. Whilst some frameworks have been developed within the context of media use (e.g. uses and gratifications), others (e.g. Tamborini et al, 2011) look to combine general theories of basic human needs, such as Self-Determination Theory (Deci &Ryan, 1985) with hedonic gratifications. Drawing on these approaches, a framework is proposed that maps findings from children’s and adolescents’ media use to four basic human needs: competence, autonomy, relatedness and hedonic needs. The current paper argues that a basic needs approach is useful for understanding how media-related needs emerge and are expressed through development.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Children and Media
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1748-2798
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Funders: British Broadcasting Corporation
Depositing User: AJ Galpin
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 11:38
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2018 00:44

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