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The Effects of Television on Students Studying Habits

Introduction

In the last several years much research has been devoted the subject of television and children. Many of *****se studies have focused on whether televisi*****, particularly violent or aggressive *****on, has a negative effect on viewers including children (Charlton, 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 has ***** 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 the effects television has on student's studying ***** and educational achievement.

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

Purpose/Hypothesis

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

Metho*****logy

This study involved assessment of *****0 ***** ages 15-24. The ***** 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 ***** ***** 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 of the "apparent ease of alternatives ********** participants" (Reja, et al., 2003:2). Further evidence suggests that close-ended questions provide ***** opportunities ***** explicit detail. Subject participants were provided with detailed written instructions prior ***** participation.

Results

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

Criteria

M*****es

Females

Do You Think Television Can Bring Positive Effect on You

25% yes

*****% yes

Do you think violence on television is a problem?

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