PARENTS’ PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS TELEVISION VIEWING HABIT OF THEIR CHILDREN

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2012

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Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education, Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria

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Children generally are known to be fascinated by pictures especially those with bright beautiful colours. Interestingly those in motions captivate them the more no matter their age, hence a child can stay glued to any screen be it television or computer for hours. The study investigated parents’ perception and attitude to television viewing and the child’s well being. Survey research design was used for the study and a sample of one hundred (100) parents was drawn from Ibadan Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State. Three research questions guided the study. A fifteen (15) item questionnaire was developed by the researchers and obtained a reliability index of 0.80.This instrument was used for data collection. Frequency counts, Mean and Standard Deviation were used to analyse the data collected. The results revealed that parents’ perception and attitude to television viewing habit of their children is positive. Among the recommendations made include limiting the amount of time children spend watching TV especially on school days; parents and caregivers should get interested in what their children view on TV and if possible an adult should watch with them and discuss the programmes. Parents should also take a hard look at their own viewing habit and if necessary make amends.

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Parents’ Perception, Attitude, Television View, Children, Intellectual Capability and Effects

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