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dc.contributor.advisor Douglas, William
dc.creator Koenig, Abigail
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T13:29:23Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T13:29:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-19T13:29:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-19T13:29:24Z
dc.date.created 2011-12
dc.date.issued 2012-04-19
dc.date.submitted December 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10657/228
dc.description.abstract Generational researchers William Strauss and Neil Howe describe a generation as “unique in acquiring a shared history that lends its members to a social and cultural center of gravity.” Two of the most studied generations are the Boomer generation, people born between 1941 and 1961 and Generation X, people born between 1961 and 1981. Amongst the many generational differences of the two, there are significant distinctions in how each cohort define and place value on the concept of family. Additionally, within both generations the television played an important role. In the past decade, television families have moved away from a traditional model towards a friends and work-based family-type environment. As family values have transformed in reality are their discernible changes to the family on the small screen? Is it possible that the change in the television family is related to generational behavior? Are the changes in television reflective of generational preferences? This study aims to explore if there is a correlation between how the two generations value family and if it affects their choices in viewing situational comedies.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject generations, baby boomers, generation x, sitcoms, situational comedies
dc.title THE CHANGING IMPORTANCE OF THE REAL AND SITCOM FAMILY: EXAMINING GENERATIONAL BEHAVIOR TOWARDS FAMILY THROUGH TELEVISION VIEWING HABITS
dc.date.updated 2012-04-19T13:29:25Z
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thesis.degree.name Mass Communication Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Mass Communication
thesis.degree.grantor University of Houston
thesis.degree.department School of Communication
dc.contributor.committeeMember Olson, Beth
dc.contributor.committeeMember Williamson, Robin

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