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TV Effects

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

Introduction

In 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 (Charlt*****, et al. 2000; Johnson, 2001; Newhagen, 1998). Still others ***** 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 ***** been relatively little research 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 explor*****g the effects ***** has on student's studying ***** ***** educational achievement.

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

Purpose/Hypothesis

The purpose of ***** ***** is an examination of whether TV has a ***** impact on students studying. The author hypothesizes that TV watching ***** a neg*****tive impact ***** students studying. To examine th***** *****eory 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 ***** per day (3) ***** students realize the negative impacts televisi***** viewing has on studying (4) what ***** students overall perceptions of television.

Methodology

This 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 ***** more potential to limit bias associated with open-ended *****. Studies also ***** 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 evidence suggests that close-ended questions provide ***** opportunities ***** explicit detail. Subject participants were *****d with detailed written instructions prior to participation.

Results

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

Criteria

M*****es

Females

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

*****% yes

*****% yes

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

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