ERIC Number: ED298595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Television and the Child's Motivation To Perform Well in School.
Wells, G. R.; Harwell, William L., Jr.
To determine the relationship between eighth grade students' motivation to study and the number of hours they spend in viewing television, a study interviewed 210 eighth-grade students in central Georgia concerning their daily television viewing habits. Subjects completed the Wells-Bledsoe Motivation Checklist and provided information about their families, and home and school activities. Information was also obtained concerning intelligence scores and scores on a standardized achievement test. Results showed a slight difference in the number of hours of viewing time per day and per week between white and non-white boys and girls. The relationship between total number of hours viewing time and motivation was insignificant. Monday viewing, however, correlated significantly with positive motivation scores in a stepwise regression analysis. (Four tables of data and 14 references are appended.) (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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