Advertising's impact on children as a function of viewing purpose



Children's purpose for watching specific commercials affects the impact of the advertising. Viewing commercials for information, either factual or affective, and perceived relevance, as well as attention, are important conditions for behavioral effect. These factors interact with developmental, gender, racial, and cultural variables, to contribute to a differential impact of advertising on these subgroups. © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.