ERIC Number: ED124289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Covariates of Sesame Street Viewing by Preschoolers.
Spaner, Steven D.
A study was made of nine covariates as to their discriminating power between preschoolers who watch Sesame Street regularly and preschoolers who do not watch Sesame Street, Surveyed were 372 3-4 year old children on 9 variables. The nine variables were: race, socioeconomic status, number of siblings, child's birth order, maternal age, maternal anxiety, maternal intelligence, maternal education level, and maternal authoritarianism. Regression analysis indicated that maternal education level was the only significant (p<.05) discriminator. However, examination of the intercorrleations revealed a picture of affluence related to Sesame Street viewing. Advanced maternal education was strongly associated (r>.50) with high socioeconomic status, high maternal intelligence, and low maternal authoritarianism. The implication of these findings for future educational research and program planning is discussed. (Author/SB)
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