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Anderson, Daniel R.; Huston, Aletha C.; Schmitt, Kelly L.; Linebarger, Deborah L.; Wright, John C. – Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 2001
Followed up on 570 adolescents studied as preschoolers. Found that preschoolers' viewing of educational television programs was associated with achieving higher grades, reading more books, placing more value on achievement, exhibiting greater creativity, and behaving less aggressively as adolescents more consistently for boys than girls. Found…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Aggression, Body Image
Livingstone, Sonia, Ed.; Bovill, Moira, Ed. – 2001
Integrating broadcasting, video, computing, games, and the Internet, the domestic television screen is being transformed into the site of a multimedia culture. To address questions about the meaning and uses of such new media, this volume brings together work by researchers in 12 countries--Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the United…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Books, Childhood Attitudes, Children
Hahn, Carole L. – 1988
Controversial issues and their effect on students is the focus of this paper, which includes results of research on the influences of media and family. Discussions of controversial issues in an open classroom environment affects student attitudes by promoting: (1) less cynicism about government and politicians; (2) a belief that citizens have…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Patterns, Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Selnow, Gary W.; Reynolds, Hal – 1984
Interviews were conducted with 184 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students to determine patterns of pastime activities that stand as alternatives to television viewing. In the first portion of the 35-minute interview, respondents were presented with a current daily television listing and asked to indicate which programs they normally watched. To…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Elementary Education, Grade 6, Grade 7
Wells, G. R.; Harwell, William L., Jr. – 1988
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…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Research, Grade 8, Junior High Schools
Dates, Jannette Lake – 1980
This study conducted with eleventh graders in the Baltimore City Public Schools was based on a correlational survey which explored the relationship between viewer perceptions of black television characters, race, racial attitudes, and viewing frequency. One questionnaire measured viewing frequency, the viewer's perceptions of eight black and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Stereotypes, Commercial Television, High School Students
Gans, Herbert J. – 1968
To collect data on how to make television a more effective learning instrument outside of the classroom, a standard probability sample with quotas consisting of 200 adults and 200 adolescents living in New York City was interviewed to study how people use TV, their attitudes toward various types of programing, and their viewing preferences.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Audiences, Black Attitudes
Powell, R. J. – 1971
Television viewing habits of 12 to 14 year olds in Australia were studied, and an attempt was made to correlate amount of viewing time and choice of programs with these children's intelligence and personality. Average viewing time per night was three hours and 40 minutes. A large variation was found in the time at which children ceased viewing.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Audiences, Commercial Television, Individual Characteristics
Chaffee, Steven H.; McLeod, Jack M. – 1971
Three hypotheses could explain a positive correlation between violence viewing and social aggressiveness in adolescents: 1) Heavy exposure to television (TV) violence somehow reinforces or induces aggressive tendencies; 2) An aggressive child is more likely to be attracted to violent TV programs; 3) Some third factors exist which could cause both…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Children, Family Influence
Lyle, Jack; Hoffman, Heidi R. – 1971
To parallel a study done by Schramm, Lyle and Parker (1961), data were gathered from first, sixth, and tenth grade students about television viewing during a week in early May, 1970. Results of analyses of the data suggest several points: Compared to children in the same age group ten years ago, children are spending more time watching television;…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Adolescents, Audiences, Childhood Interests
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Sendelbaugh, Joseph W. – American Annals of the Deaf, 1978
The study compared time spent viewing television and television program preferences (by title) between normal hearing and hearing-impaired teenage television viewers (880 Ss). (Author/PHR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Captions, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness
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Dates, Jannette – Journal of Broadcasting, 1980
Students from eight Baltimore City Public Schools were given the Multifactor Racial Attitude Inventory (MRAI) to survey attitudes towards Blacks in television programs. Results indicated that, although Blacks identified strongly and more positively with Black television characters, there was no consistent pattern relative to racial attitudes and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Bibliographies, Black Attitudes
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Prisuta, Robert H. – Journalism Quarterly, 1979
A survey of more than 600 Michigan high school students suggests that adolescents who prefer television news and public affairs programs tend to feel their families, friends, and schools think public affairs are important; tend to be older; and tend not to be from a minority racial background. (GT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, News Reporting, Predictor Variables
Moran, Peter – 1990
This paper presents evidence for the positive impact of television on 1,500 children, aged 6 to 16 years old, specifically concerning their conceptions of beauty. The role of television was repeatedly mentioned by the subjects although it was not the primary research goal of the researcher. Examples of children's descriptions of beauty as derived…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aesthetic Values, Children, Critical Viewing
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC. – 1993
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting participated in the 1993 Yankelovich Youth Monitor in order to determine information about kids and television viewing in 1990s. The Youth Monitor is a study of 1,200 children ages 6-17 conducted with an in-home interview in randomly selected households throughout the United States. The study asks kids a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes, Audience Response, Children
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