The relation of children’s television viewing to school achievement and I.Q
The relationships between television viewing behavior and school achievement were examined in a sample of fifth through eighth grade children. Results suggest that in this sample: A) children whose parents set rules for watching television did better in school and had higher I.Q.’s than other children; b) amounts of viewing of all types of shows were highly correlated, with the exception of sports viewing; c) more television watching was associated with lower grades in reading and lower I.Q.’s; and d) higher math grades were associated with a preference for sports, family, game, and cartoon shows. © 1983 Taylor & Francis.
Kidley-Johnson, R; Coopkr, H; Chance, J
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