The Social Sciences

Year: 2008
Volume: 3
Issue: 3
Page No. 245 - 248

A Study on the Opinions of Parents Regarding Television Watching Habits of Their Children in the Four-Six Age Group

Authors : Serap Erdogan and Gulen Baran

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to examine the opinions of parents on television watching habits of their children. The sample of the study consists of 120 children between the age of 4-6 who were attending a private kindergarten, affiliated to the Ministry of Education, in Ankara. The viewing television habit by Ozdemir was used to collect the data. The results revealed that children watch television for an average of 2-4 h a day; they prefer watching TV between 17:00 and 21:00 h they like watching cartoons most; they stay silent while watching TV and they would rather watch TV than go outside. Furthermore, mothers stated that there usually is a character the child wants to imitate. This character is usually a cartoon character and there is an event or a person that the child dreams in his/her sleep after watching TV.

How to cite this article:

Serap Erdogan and Gulen Baran , 2008. A Study on the Opinions of Parents Regarding Television Watching Habits of Their Children in the Four-Six Age Group. The Social Sciences, 3: 245-248.

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