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ERIC Number: ED072477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 27
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Family Type Influences on Child Television Viewing.
Abel, John D.
The television viewing behaviors (program preferences) of children as influenced by family-type were examined in this study. To determine family-types, a four-fold typology of family interaction patterns (based on the degree of socio-interpersonal orientation and the degree of concept-idea orientation of the family) was used. Six hundred and fifty-four mother-child pairs were surveyed. The children were asked to rank six categories of television programs under three preference headings. The mothers completed two such rankings. From the rankings of program categories, three rank-order correlation coefficients were computed and cross tabulated with family types. The degree of similarity between child-mother programming preferences were found to be different among the four family types. In general however, most of the findings related mainly to differences between high-low socio-oriented and high-low concept-oriented families. (Author/LG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (58th, Chicago, December 27-30, 1972)