Investigating the Role of Television on Changing the Behavior of Adolescents
16 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2017
Date Written: June 30, 2017
This research aims to study "the role of television in the behavior modification of the youth". For this purpose, the survey method has been applied for this research and the data required for analysis have been collected using questionnaire. The collected data have been analyzed using descriptive and inferential tables of SPSS program. The statistical population of this research includes the total 68 students of the master's program of communication science of the Islamic Azad University, who admitted to the university in 2010. Due to the small size of the statistical population, census-sampling method has been used. The results of this research show that parents cannot confront the negative impacts of television. Young people are largely attached to and affected by television. Television can be to some extent as an appropriate means for children's spare time. It teaches them adult's issues. It may disrupt children's activities. Television may cause young generation to become interested in consumerism. Spending spare time is one of positive functions of television that attracts the youth. The quality and attraction of television can absorb young people. Television is effective in the learning of children and young people. It can also cause violation and aggressiveness of the youth. It is moreover effective in the selection of job by them, and it may make them to feel embarrassed.
Keywords: Television, Positive Function of Television, Television and children
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