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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
Graves, Sherryl B. – 1976
While it may not be possible to change the content of television, it may be possible to modify its effects on children by making them more critical viewers. The objectives of this project are threefold: to identify processes children use, or can be taught to use, to discriminate the applicability to their own lives of varieties of television…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Commercial Television
Leifer, Aimee D. – 1976
In an effort to identify critical evaluation skills, interview information is analyzed looking at four types of differences: differences between age groups, differences between children who did and did not change their attitudes after viewing an entertainment program, differences among those who ascribed varying degrees of credibility to…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Commercial Television
Mohr, Phillip J. – 1977
Television viewing habits, program preferences, and parental guidance at 5,167 randomly selected urban/rural Kansas children in grades 4-9 were studied. Data collected by the administration of structured questionnaires to the children in 254 classrooms and separate questionnaires completed by 4,882 of the childrens' parents indicated that: (1) the…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavior Patterns, Children, Commercial Television
Choate, Robert B. – 1975
This testimony presents evidence of children's television advertising excesses and abuses. The testimony points out that the average TV-watching child sees more than 22,000 commercials a year, and that on the programs most popular with children large numbers of over-the-counter drugs and hazardous products are advertised. The history of private…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Child Advocacy, Children, Childrens Television
Withey, Stephen B.; And Others – 1975
In response to a growing concern that violence portrayed on television may have a deleterious effect on the behavior of viewers, a committee was constituted to develop an index which could be used to monitor the amount of television violence. In constructing such an indicator, careful consideration was given to its uses, since the use would…
Descriptors: Children, Committees, Conference Reports, Measurement Techniques
Katzman, Natan – 1973
Seventh in a series of annual surveys, this interim report describes analyses of the programing schedules of public television broadcasters during one week in April, 1972. Results are reported for four different types of programing: instructional programing, Children's Television Workshop productions, news and public affairs programing, and…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Broadcast Industry, Children, Educational Television
Atkin, Charles K., Ed.; And Others – 1971
Approximately 300 annotated references to research on the impact of television and other visual media on the behavior and development of children are presented in three sections of this bibliography. The first section consists of reports about the type of fare offered to the public and the values and picture of life it presents. Literature in the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Annotated Bibliographies, Audiences, Children
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
Surgeon General's Scientific Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior, Washington, DC. – 1972
A request by Senator John O. Pastore for an inquiry into the effect of televised crime and violence and anti-social behavior by individuals resulted in the formation of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior. The committee report consists of the conclusions reached by 12 behavioral scientists after a review of 40…
Descriptors: Aggression, Children, Environmental Influences, Programing (Broadcast)
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Atkin, Charles K. – Journal of Broadcasting, 1978
A set of surveys was conducted among elementary school students to provide basic information on exposure patterns to television newscasts on the local and national level. (Author/STS)
Descriptors: Children, Commercial Television, News Media, News Reporting
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Mohr, Phillip J. – Central States Speech Journal, 1979
Presents a survey of family television viewing habits in relation to the so-called "family hour." Evidence supports the assumption that children's viewing subsides after the end of this period; however, substantial numbers of children continue to view television beyond this period. Program preferences of parents and children were also surveyed.…
Descriptors: Children, Family Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Parent Influence
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Sprafkin, Joyce N.; Rubinstein, Eli A. – Journal of Broadcasting, 1979
Questionnaires were given to second, third, and fourth graders examining relationships between television viewing habits and prosocial behavior. Results indicated the fewer programs watched and the more prosocial their content, the more likely a child was to exhibit prosocial behavior. Each variable accounted for about one percent of the variance.…
Descriptors: Children, Intermediate Grades, Primary Education, Prosocial Behavior
Comuntzis-Page, Georgette – 1997
This study examines children's interpretations of a visual convention used in television interviews and incorporates as a framework Flavell's theory of the development sequence of understanding television (1990). Thirty-four children were individually shown a videotape of two people talking in an interview on a television news program. Children…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Comprehension
Kaiser Foundation, Oakland, CA. – 1996
In the midst of a growing national debate about the role of television as a de facto "sex educator" for young people today, this survey asked parents nationwide in the fall of 1996 about their views on kids and television. A random sample of 853 parents and children ages 6 to 15 were surveyed by telephone (the data reported here focus on…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Children, Parent Attitudes, Programming (Broadcast)
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