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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 of these studies have focused on whether televisi*****, particularly violent or aggressive television, 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, generally those in preschool classrooms or in elementary school (Fisch & Truglio, 2001; Lesser & Schneider, 2001). There ***** 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 expl**********g ***** effects television has on student's studying habits and educational achievement.

***** is vital ***** ********** explore the relationship television viewing has on ***** and adolescent study habits. As children get *****, there is ample evidence suggesting ***** television viewing ***** increase (*****, 2001; *****, 1998). Despite this relatively ***** research has 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 ***** they consider the link between television ***** ***** student study patterns.

Purpose/Hypothesis

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

Metho*****logy

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

Results

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

Criteria

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Females

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

*****% yes

30% yes

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

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