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TV Effects

The ***** of Television on Students Studying Habits

Introduction

***** the last several years much research has been devoted the subject of television and children. Many of *****se studies have focused on whether television, particularly violent or aggressive television, 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 has been relatively little research thus far examining the impact of televisi***** on older students, particularly with regard to their study habits. This research will help fill the gap in literature that currently exists by explor*****g ***** effects *****on has on student's studying ***** and educational achievement.

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

Purpose/Hypothesis

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

Metho*****logy

***** study involved assessment of *****0 students ages 15-24. The questions adopted for the study were primarily close-ended providing concise answers and enabling the researcher more ability to empirically analyze the results. Reja et al. (2003) suggest ***** this design has more potential 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 of ***** "apparent ease of alternatives offered participants" (Reja, et al., 2003:2). Further ***** suggests that ***** questions provide ***** opportunities for explicit detail. Subject participants were *****d with detailed written instructions prior ***** participation.

Results

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

Criteria

M*****es

Females

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

*****% yes

*****% yes

***** you think violence ***** ***** is a problem?

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