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ERIC Number: ED343094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effect of Prime Time Television Shows on the Image of Reading and/or Reading Activities through Their Content.
Thomsen, Mary Zimmerman
A study examined whether prime-time television shows have an effect on the image of reading and/or reading activities through their content. The sample consisted of 39 third-grade students in a suburban area of New Jersey. A survey was presented for background information and the top three prime-time television shows were selected. Subjects viewed the shows for a three-week period and completed reaction sheets indicating whether or not reading was portrayed in the shows, and what effect the shows may have had on the subject's reading attitude. Results indicated that two of the shows supported the hypothesis that prime-time television shows promote a positive image of reading and/or reading activities through their content, while the third show only partially supported the hypothesis. (Four tables of data are included; 18 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey