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Pereira, Sara; Pinto, Manuel – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
Empowering children for a critical and judicious use and consumption of media is a main objective of media literacy. This paper aims to examine the range of television programs available for children in Portugal through a comparative analysis of the programming for children broadcast by the four Portuguese terrestrial channels (RTP1, RTP2, SIC and…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Educational Television
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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
Seawell, Margaret, Ed. – 1997
The National Television Violence Study (NTVS) was a 3-year effort to assess the effects of violence on television, of particular interest to education professionals is the effects of television violence on children. Funded by the National Cable Television Association, the project began in June 1994 and involved the participation of media scholars…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Higher Education, Mass Media Effects, Programming (Broadcast)
Seawell, Margaret, Ed. – 1998
The National Television Violence Study (NTVS) was a 3-year effort to assess the effects of violence on television, of particular interest to education professionals is the effects of television violence on children. Funded by the National Cable Television Association, the project began in June 1994 and involved the participation of media scholars…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Higher Education, Mass Media Effects, Programming (Broadcast)
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC. – 1998
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) provided funding for local public television stations to broadcast political debates prior to the 1998 election; CPB commissioned research to determine how the programs aided viewers in the election process. Viewers of the public television station local debate night program found the program to be of…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Audiences, Debate, Political Campaigns
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
Bossing, Lewis; Burgess, Linda Bost – 1984
A review of the literature that examines the relationship between television and reading achievement reveals, in general, a negative correlation between television viewing and the acquisition of reading skills. These studies, however, have been somewhat limited in both number and methodology. To further clarify the picture, a study was conducted…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 3, Literature Reviews, Primary Education
McDonald, Daniel G.; Schechter, Russell – 1986
A study suggested that audience feedback plays a central role in determining the types of television programs shown on the air and that two major ways series are adopted are through imitation of popular series and through a gradual, evolutionary process. Through an analysis of the prevalence of programs in six genres, these hypotheses were…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Feedback, Networks
Caron, Andre H.; And Others – 1982
Seven countries--Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Hungary, Italy, and Japan--participated in a comparative study of television programing and audiences. Four statistical indicators--structure of programs broadcast, availability of programing, potential viewing and actual viewing--were used to analyze over 25 categories of programing, which for…
Descriptors: Audiences, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
Dewalt, Mark W. – 1988
This study examined the portrayal of eight specific behaviors in prime time television in general, and on those television shows preferred by 1,042 children in preschool through grade 6 who were surveyed to determine their favorite television shows, books, and school subjects. Researchers examined prime time television programs for a period from…
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Content Analysis, Correlation, Elementary Education
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
Cohen, Edward E. – 1988
The National Association of Broadcasters conducted a mail survey of local commercial television stations to determine the levels of commercials and non-program material run in programs produced for children under the age of 12. A random selected composite week from the 1986-87 television season was used and 267 stations from a random sample…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Childrens Television, Commercial Television, Programing (Broadcast)
Myrick, Howard A.; Keegan, Carol – 1980
The purpose of this conference was to assess the technical feasibility of obtaining qualitative ratings to measure the effectiveness of public television. The state-of-the-art in qualitative ratings is discussed in terms of a review of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's past and current qualitative research efforts, international approaches…
Descriptors: Audiences, Bibliographies, Evaluation Methods, Feedback
Agostino, Don; Zenaty, Jayne – 1980
A telephone survey of randomly selected homes was conducted to locate current owners of videocassette recorders (VCRs) for a study of their VCR-associated television viewing of both public (PTV) and commercial (CTV) television, and a one-week TV activity diary was mailed to homes in 16 cities. Analysis of data from 250 completed diaries indicates…
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Public Television, Television Research, Television Surveys
Fry, Donald L.; McCain, Thomas A. – 1980
A telephone survey of 337 parents was conducted to determine (1) the television viewing rules parents have for regulating their children's use of television, (2) the media use and social indicators that account for variance in family television viewing rules, and (3) the relationship between family communication patterns and family television…
Descriptors: Discipline, Family Life, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence
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