ERIC Number: ED095850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Children Talk About Television.
Streicher, Lawrence H.; Bonney, Norman L.
Groups of boys and girls at two summer day camps in 1970 were interviewed on the manner in which they viewed television, thought about it, and talked about it among themselves. The areas explored were: (1) the types of programs which they reported liking or disliking, (2) the types of programs which they felt informed them, (3) their attitudes toward commercials, and (4) the factors associated with their perception of the credibility of the various types of presentations of roles, situations, and information. Information also was sought on the manner in which disputes with parents or siblings over which programs to watch were managed. The children were found to prefer entertainment programs and to consider most commercials annoying. Family conflicts over which program to watch appeared to be a powerful stimulus for political interaction within the family. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago, IL.