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The Effects of Television on Students Studying Habits

Introduction

***** the last several years much research has been devoted the subject of television and children. Many ***** ********** studies have focused on whether television, particularly violent or aggressive *****, has a negative effect on viewers including children (Charlton, et al. 2000; Johnson, 2001; Newhagen, 1998). Still others have reviewed the impact of television on younger children, generally 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 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 television has on student's studying habits ***** educational achievement.

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

Purpose/Hypothesis

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

Methodology

***** study involved assessment of *****0 students ages 15-24. The ***** adopted for the study were primarily close-ended providing concise answers ***** enabling the researcher more ability to empirically analyze the results. Reja et al. (2003) suggest that this design has more potential to limit bias associated with open-ended questions. Studies also ***** that close-ended questions "generally yield higher percentages" and response rates than open-ended questions ***** are more likely to promote response because ***** the "apparent ease of alternatives offered participants" (*****, et al., 2003:2). Further evidence suggests that ***** questions provide ***** opportunities ***** explicit detail. Subject participants were *****d with detailed written instructions prior ***** participation.

Results

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

Criteria

Males

Females

Do You Think Television Can Bring Positive Effect on You

*****% yes

*****% yes

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

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