Varma, A. (2000). Impact of watching international television programs on adolescents in India. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 31 (1), 117-126.

Abstract: Examined the psychological effects of watching international TV programs on adolescents in India. 161 Ss (aged 15-18 yrs) were interviewed. Attitudes relating to violence, drugs, smoking, alcohol consumption, sex, and modeling were examined before and after viewing. Results revealed changes in attitudes following viewing, with a shift away from Indian social norms. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)