ERIC Number: ED479205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-29
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Media Habits and Academic Performance: Elementary and Middle School Students' Perceptions.
Ballard, Katherine D.
An exploratory study examined children's self reports of media habits and academic performance. Chosen by a sample of convenience, 20 children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old (all residents of Indiana or Ohio) expressed that increased time with media takes away time spent studying. Many view media as a distraction to completing homework, even though their total media exposure time exceeds time spent studying. A majority of students reported attaining grades of B or higher in school. Students may be limiting their time with media while studying in order to complete their homework. Total time spent with media may not be a predictor of academic success. Interview protocol is appended. (Author/NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Ohio