ERIC Number: EJ639784
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Early Childhood Television Viewing and Adolescent Behavior: The Recontact Study.
Anderson, Daniel R.; Huston, Aletha C.; Schmitt, Kelly L.; Linebarger, Deborah L.; Wright, John C.
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, v66 n1 p1-147 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 program content to be more important than the medium. (DLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Aggression, Body Image, Childrens Television, Creativity, Educational Television, Extracurricular Activities, Followup Studies, Health Behavior, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use, Preschool Children, Role Models, Self Concept, Telephone Surveys, Television Research, Television Surveys, Television Viewing, Violence
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Serial No. 264.