ERIC Number: ED310472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
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The Impact of Religiosity on Television Use.
Hamilton, Neal F.; Rubin, Alan M.
Religiosity is a personality attribute that affects social attitudes and behavior. To examine whether religiosity also affects television use, a study administered questionnaires to 346 Christian conservatives, moderates, and liberals in six different churches in northeast Ohio during November and December 1987. The questionnaire measured religiosity, watching programs containing sex and violence, viewing motivations, and television attitudes. Findings showed that compared to nonconservatives, religious conservatives were less motivated to watch television because of the sexual appeal of characters and programs, watched fewer programs containing sexual content, found television to be less realistic, and felt television was less important to them. Findings also showed no religious group differences for reactionary motivation or watching violent programs. (Three tables of data are included, and 35 references are attached.) (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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