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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017
A Descriptive Study to Assess the Impact of Television Watching on Behavior among School Going Children in Selected Schools at Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Abstract: The television is a landmark of scientific invention and an amazing device that has become an integral part of our life and it has revolutionized the world of communication a part of having lots of advantages, excessive television watching leads to multiple health problems among children age between 4 to 16 years, such problems are violent behavior, aggressive behavior, miss behavior with others, temper tantrums, odd behaviors. A Descriptive study to assess the impact of television watching on behavior among school going children in selected schools at Guntur. Objectives of the study were to identify the behavioral problems of school going children watching television. To associate the selected demographic variables with mean differed levels of behavioral problems among school going children watching television and to formulate a pamphlet. . Methods and approach used in the study were descriptive design and sample was selected by Stratified random sampling technique. Behavior modification scale was used. Data was processed by using descriptive and inferential statistics, results of the study was revealed that 66 (66 %) had habit of watching television For more Than 3 hours per day 34 (34 %) had habit of watching television 3 hours per day non of then had habit of watching television 2hours per day and not watching television 39 (39 %) children were watching action shows 33 (33 %) children were watching reality shows 25 (25 %) were watching horror programs.3 (3 %) of children were watching cartoons.80 (80 %) children were having moderate behavioral problems 20 (20 %) children were having mild behavioral problems. The study was concluded that the school going children behavior was affected by watching television.
Keywords: television watching, behavior, school going children
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,
Pages: 2067 - 2070