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Sofalvi, Alan J. and Judy C. Drolet. "Health-related Content of Selected Sunday Comic Strips." Journal of School Health 56. (1986): 184–86. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.1986.tb01190.x
BibTeX citation key: Sofalvi1986
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Categories: General
Keywords: Comic strip, Themes and motives
Creators: Drolet, Sofalvi
Collection: Journal of School Health
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The appearance of health-related topics in selected comic strips, how often they appeared, and in which comic strips health-related topics appeared most often were examined in this study. Sunday comic strips from the 1956, 1968, 1972, and 1980 editions of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and St. Louis Post-Dispatch comprised the study data base. Data recorded from the comic strips included name of strip, author, frequency and percentage of health-related categories, comic strip type, demographics of comic strip characters, and setting and situation of health-related topics. A total of 9,871 comic strips was analyzed. The Illness, Gender Roles, and Safety categories contained the most comic strips with health-related topics. Male characters appeared twice as often as females. Adults appeared more often than teens and children; the home was the most common setting.
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