ERIC Number: ED030037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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Leisure and Television: A Study in Compatibility.
Myersohn, Rolf Bernard
This seven-chapter essay investigated determinants of television viewing. An introductory chapter suggests the prematurity of considering social effects and the desirability of examining social determinants of television. Chapter One contains a summary of television viewing as studied in the context of communications, leisure, and time allocation research. The remaining chapters are based on a national sample survey of 2,291 American Adults who own television sets. Chapters Five and Six deal with social conceptions of television time: how much is right and who thinks he spends too much or too little time watching. Regardless of the actual amount of time spent viewing, the well educated appear immune from feeling they do not view enough, the little educated from feeling that they view too much. This contradictory set of expectations and evaluations is discussed in the final chapter. Viewing is highest among those social groups whose rate of being at home is also highest (housewives, the poor, the old, the retired, the widowed); among those social groups which have the fewest alternative leisure resources; and among those social groups which are neither on the bottom nor the top of the educational ladder. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Communications, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Leisure Time, Participant Characteristics, Self Evaluation, Socioeconomic Influences, Surveys, Television Viewing
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis