The Relationship between Watching Animated Cartoon and Information Processing Speed and Level for Sample Children in Age Group [5–6] Years
Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews, 2019
17 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2019
Date Written: November 15, 2019
Purpose of the Study: This study aims to identify the nature and type of the relationship between watching televised animated cartoons and the information processing speed and Level for sample children in the age group [5-6] Years. The sample consisted of (225) boys and girls watching animation films at an average time of (6.8) and a standard deviation (1.9) in the age group of (5-6) years. The study adopted the descriptive approach and applied the tools to the study samples. The results were analyzed and compared. The study used a data collection form and a scale for measuring information processing speed and level.
Methodology: In light of the study hypotheses, the descriptive approach was used. The tools were applied to the study samples and their results were analyzed and compared.
Main Findings: The results of study gave rise to findings; the most important of which are that there are statistically significant differences between children with high watching and low watching in terms of the speed and the information processing level for those with high watching ... and there is a statistically significant effect of some of the factors of watching (televised animation – laptop animation - animated cartoons in both types) watching hours on weekends (less than four hours - more than four hours) on the speed and information processing level of the child.
Applications of this Study: This study can be applied to children in general and can benefit teachers and parents.
Novelty/Originality of this Study: The animated cartoons play a prominent role in developing the speed and information processing level, in light of the lack of excessive watching hours, particularly on public holidays, and the tendency to practice real activities in the environment. Also, there is a clear impact of animation films in light of watching hours on the speed and information processing level for children, as they provide them with a world full of scenes, beautiful nature, broad imagination and beloved symbols that make them guided by their content and seek to imitate them and process them in their understanding of reality, perception, and processing of the information they receive.
Keywords: Animation, Cartoon, Children, Impact, Information Processing Level, Information Processing Speed
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