Date of Award
Master of Arts
College of Education and International Services
Educational Psychology MA
Lenore S. Brantley
Donna J. Habenicht
Television plays an important role in the lives of children. The objective of this study was to compare religiously oriented and non- religiously oriented children and the patterns of television viewing habits between these two groups.
The analysis of variance was used to measure the hypotheses. A questionnaire completed by 378 subjects in grades 3, 6, 9, and 12 in private and public schools was used to gather the data for this study.
Significant differences were found between religiously oriented and non-religiously oriented children in the average number of hours of television viewing, and in preference for crime-action and educational- altruistic programs by grade levels. No significant differences were found between grade level and the number of hours of television viewing and preference towards crime-action and educational-altruistic programs between the two groups.
This study has provided some information about trends in television habits between religiously oriented and non-religiously oriented children.
Television broadcasting--Religious aspects; Television and children; Violence on television
Detres, Hector C., "A Comparison of the Television Viewing Habits of Religiously Oriented and Non-Religiously Oriented Children" (1987). Master's Theses. 146.
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