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ERIC Number: ED120855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 31
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The Dimensional Structure of Children's Perceptions of Television Reality.
Hawkins, Robert Parker
It was hypothesized that if perceived reality is an important factor in determining children's reactions to television, radical differences in the structure of perceived reality should lead to radical differences in its functioning as well. Questionnaires were answered by 153 children from first, third, and sixth grades in a suburban Wisconsin community and 33 children from a university nursery school in California. The research demonstrated that children's conceptions of television's reality are multi-dimensional. Therefore, instead of assuming that perceived reality acts and is acted on in only one way, future research must take this cognitive complexity into account. (RB)
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