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The ***** 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 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 ***** thus far examining the 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 expl**********g the effects television has on student's studying habits ***** educational achievement.

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

Purpose/Hypothesis

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 ***** imp*****ct ***** students *****. To examine this theory the researcher will explore the following questions: (1) do students ***** TV feel television has a negative impact on studying, (2) how many hours on average of TV are students watching per day (3) do students realize ***** ***** impacts television viewing ***** on studying (4) what ***** students overall perceptions of *****.

Metho*****logy

***** 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 ***** empirically analyze the results. Reja et al. (2003) suggest that ***** 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 ***** questions and are more likely to promote response because ***** the "apparent ease of alternatives offered participants" (Reja, et al., 2003:2). Further ***** *****s that close-ended questions provide ***** opportunities ***** explicit detail. Subject participants were provided with detailed written instructions prior to participation.

Results

***** results of the study suggest that roughly 45% ***** 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 ***** television per *****.

Criteria

M*****es

Females

Do You Think Television Can Bring Positive Effect on You

*****% yes

*****% yes

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

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