The relation of children’s television viewing to school achievement and I.Q

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kidley-Johnson, R; Coopkr, H; Chance, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 294 - 297

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-0675

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-0671

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00220671.1983.10885469

Citation Source

  • Scopus