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The Effects of Television on Students Studying Habits


In the last several years much research has been devoted the subject of television and children. Many of these studies have focused on whether televisi*****, particularly violent or aggressive *****on, has a negative effect on viewers including children (Charlt*****, et al. 2000; Johnson, 2001; Newhagen, 1998). Still others have reviewed the impact of television on younger children, gener*****ly those in preschool classrooms or in elementary school (Fisch & Truglio, 2001; Lesser & Schneider, 2001). There ***** ***** relatively little research thus far examining ***** impact ***** television on older students, particularly with regard to their study habits. This research will help fill the gap in literature that currently exists by exploring ***** effects ***** has on student's studying habits ***** educational achievement.

It is vital that researchers explore the relationship television viewing has on children and adolescent study *****. As ***** get *****, *****re is ample evidence suggesting ***** television viewing habits increase (Johnson, 2001; *****, 1998). Despite this relatively little research has focused on the ***** such habits may ***** ***** children's studying and subsequent performance in school. As educators continue to struggle ***** find new ways to motivate and encourage student *****, it is ***** they consider the link between television viewing ***** student study patterns.


The purpose of this study is an examination of whether TV has a negative impact on students studying. The author hypothesizes that TV watching has a neg*****tive impact on students studying. To examine ***** theory the researcher will explore the following questions: (1) do ***** ***** TV feel telev*****ion has a negative ***** on studying, (2) how many hours on average of TV are students watching per day (3) do students realize the ***** impacts televisi***** viewing ***** on studying (4) what ***** students overall perceptions ***** television.


This study involved assessment of 20 ***** ages 15-24. The ***** adopted for the study were primarily close-ended providing concise answers and enabling the researcher more ability ***** empirically analyze the results. Reja et al. (2003) suggest ***** this design has more potenti***** to limit bias associated with open-ended questions. Studies also suggest that close-ended questions "generally yield higher percentages" and response rates than open-ended questions and are more likely to promote response because ***** ***** "apparent ease of alternatives ********** participants" (*****, et al., 2003:2). Further evidence *****s that ***** questions provide ***** opportunities ***** explicit detail. Subject participants were provided with detailed written instructions prior ***** participation.


***** results of the ***** suggest that roughly 45% of students are impacted negatively by watching too much TV. 26% of participants watched 2-3 hours ***** ***** per ***** ***** 34% reported watching 4-6 ***** of TV per day. This suggests more than 60% of student's watch 3 or m*****e hours of ***** per day.




***** You Think Television Can Bring Positive Effect on You

*****% yes

*****% yes

Do you think violence on television is a problem?


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