ERIC Number: ED205941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
The Effects of Television Viewing on Reading Behavior.
Neuman, Susan B.
A study examined the relationship between television viewing and reading behavior within a sample of 198 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students: specifically, whether the amount and specific content of television being viewed affected reading achievement and leisure reading patterns. Intelligence and reading achievement scores of each participant in the study were obtained through student files with parental permission. The families of the subjects completed logs of specific television shows watched, and recorded the number of books, newspapers, and magazines read during a four-week period. Results of the analysis indicated that the total amount of television viewed was not related to reading achievement and leisure reading habits. However, an analysis of television content showed a negative relationship between adventure shows and reading scores. (Author/HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (26th, New Orleans, LA, April 27-May 1, 1981).