The Habit of Watching Television and Using Computer in Primary School Children

The Habit of Watching Television and Using Computer in Primary School Children

Aynur Örnek (Adnan Menderes University, Turkey) and Hicabi Arslan (Adnan Menderes University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5733-3.ch015
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The study is limited with I. and II. grade students studying at public elementary schools in İzmir province Güzelbahçe district. While the target population of the study consists of students attending elementary schools in the district, the sample consists of 4. and 8. grade students. The reason for selecting students from two different grades was to determine the preferences of students from different age groups. The study also investigated the relationship between the preferences of girls and boys. The reason for selecting Güzelbahçe in this study was that the district was distant from the city center and was generally inhabited by middle-income families. A questionnaire was applied to students in the study and the data of the questionnaire were explained by associating the general features of female and male students regarding the aforementioned age groups and their answers to the question.
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Child And Television

Humans are social beings and they maintain their lives interacting with other people and forming groups/communities on the basis of common needs and within behavioral patterns according to their basic needs and goals. Individuals also learn the culture of their society or group while socializing. Common beliefs, attitudes and values that are shared by society and group members form the culture of that society or group.

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Internet: Electronic and online communication.

Primary School Students: Students who start basic education.

Computer Games: Games that can be played in computer environment.

Television Viewing: Continuous and regular follow-up of the television by the individual.

Socialization: The inclusion of the individual in the social construction.

Favorite Television Programs: The most preferred and most watched television programs by the individual.

Habits: Continuous and regular attitudes and behaviors.

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