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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 ********** studies have focused on whether television, particularly violent or aggressive television, 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, gener*****ly those in preschool classrooms or in elementary school (Fisch & Truglio, 2001; Lesser & Schneider, 2001). There ***** ***** relatively little ***** 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 and educational achievement.

***** is vital that researchers explore the relationship television viewing ***** on children and adolescent study *****. As ***** get older, there is ample evidence suggesting their ***** viewing habits increase (*****, 2001; *****, 1998). Despite this relatively ***** research has focused on the ***** such habits may ***** ***** 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 ***** they consider the link between television ***** and student 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 studying. To examine th***** theory the researcher will explore the following questions: (1) do ***** ***** 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 has on studying (4) what are students overall perceptions of television.

Metho*****logy

***** study involved assessment of 20 ***** ages 15-24. The ***** adopted for the study were primarily close-ended providing concise answers ***** enabling the researcher more abil*****y ***** empirically analyze the results. Reja et al. (2003) suggest ***** this design has more potenti***** to limit bias associated with open-ended questions. Studies also suggest that close-ended questions "generally yield higher percentages" and response rates than ***** questions ***** are more likely to promote response because ***** ***** "apparent ease of alternatives ********** 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 ***** participation.

Results

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

Criteria

M*****es

Females

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

25% yes

*****% yes

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

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