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ERIC Number: ED075877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 24
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The Effects of Time Context on Children's Perceptions of Aggressive Television Content.
Gordon, Thomas F.
The major question of this study is: Does the time context of a TV program affect children's conclusions about the action? If violent or aggressive behavior is viewed on television by children, how will they respond to the action when they know the action takes place in either the past, the present, or the future? Fifth and sixth grade boys viewed four television scenes and were tested with scaled word items tapping the dimensions of enjoyment, perceived acceptability of the action, perceived reality, and perceived violence. The author concluded that (1) action was enjoyed more in the present context, (2) the same aggressive action was felt to be less acceptable in the present context, (3) action in the present was thought to be more realistic, (4) perceived violence did not differ between contexts, and (5) no social class differences were observed on the perception dimensions. (Author/CH)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Assn. (Montreal, April 1973)