ERIC Number: EJ662534
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Background Radio and Television on High School Students' Homework Performance.
Pool, Marina M.; Koolstra, Cees M.; van der Voort, Tom H. A.
Journal of Communication, v53 n1 p74-87 Mar 2003
Examines the impact of background media on Dutch students' performance and time spent on paper-and-pencil and memorization homework assignments. Notes that doing homework combined with watching a soap opera interfered with students' performance on both types of assignments. Indicates that music in the background left homework performance unaffected. Finds no indication that background media influenced the amount of time spent to complete homework assignments. (PM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Distraction; Netherlands