Television Violence and Children Research Proposal by Research Group

Television Violence and Children
A study proposal to determine the effects of viewing television violence on school children.
# 27662 | 9,014 words | 52 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper proposes a study to examine the effects of viewing television violence on a sample of elementary school children and to determine if any correlation exists between such variables as amount of time spent watching TV, type and content of programs that are watched and school-based disciplinary referrals for aggressive, assertive, or antisocial behaviors.
Chapter I
Need for the Study
Purpose of the Study
Definitions, Assumptions, Limitations
Chapter II
Review of Literature
Impact of Media
Extent of Television Violence
Effects of Viewing Television Violence on Children/Adolescents
Chapter III
Design of The Study
Sample and Measures
Chapter IV
Analysis of Results
Organization of the Analysis
Restatement of the Hypothesis
Demographic Information
Hypothesis Testing
Post Hoc Analyses
Chapter V

From the Paper:

"Violent programming has increased 14 percent on broadcast networks and 10 percent on cable. Shelton (1998) further states that about 90 percent of programming on cable services such as Cinemax, Showtime and HBO, depicts violence. Research suggests that the context in which violence is portrayed is an important factor in assessing its impact on children; when the violence is perpetrated by an attractive character, the chances are increased that viewers will become desensitized to aggression or become fearful of violence in their own world. Cartoon violence, which is endemic in children's programming, has the potential to seem realistic to children younger than 7 because they cannot easily differentiate between reality and fantasy, thus posing a special concern (Shelton, 1998)."

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