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ERIC Number: ED208962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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Television Viewing Habits of Kindergarten, Third and Sixth Grade Students in a Western Kentucky County.
Bossing, Lewis; Mikulcik, Marilyn
Parents from rural and urban areas of Calloway County, Kentucky were surveyed regarding their children's television viewing habits. Fifteen survey questions were asked, among them whether there was a television set in the home; whether the child had a personal set; whether the family ate meals while watching television; whether television sound interfered with communication during meals; whether television commercials influenced children's material requests and the family's buying habits; whether television violence influenced children's aggressive behavior; whether some shows were forbidden to children and, if so, why; how late into the evening children were allowed to watch television; and how many hours children watched television on a school day and on a weekend. Subjects indicated which types of programs their child preferred and which three programs were the child's favorites. In general, data were analyzed in terms of percentages and with regard to grade level, sex, and type of school system to which the child belonged. Among results, data indicated that young children were forbidden to watch shows with "sexual content" and "bad language," that unsupervised television viewing increased with children's age, and that television violence was attributed to be an influence on aggressive behavior. The document contains copies of the questionnaire and the cover letter to parents. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky