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ERIC Number: ED144120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Television Viewing of Selected Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Students.
Lehrer, Sandra G.; Cissna, Kenneth N. Leone
In this study of children's television viewing, 105 junior-high-school students reported the television programs they watched, the amount of time they spent each day watching television, and their reasons for watching television. The following results are reported: sixth graders watch more television than do seventh or eighth graders; sixth-grade females watch more television than do sixth-grade males; more television viewing occurs on Saturday than on any other day of the week; situation comedies are the programs most often viewed, followed by a group of program categories that include adventure, cartoon/fantasy, and game shows; and the reasons for watching television vary by sex and grade but do not indicate a maturing pattern of program selection. The report concludes by comparing its findings with other studies of children's television viewing and by suggesting topics for further research. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1978)