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TitleThe effect of background television on attention and learning in 3-year-old children
AuthorGoulding, Stephanie, 1986-
DescriptionThesis (M.Sc.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2011. Psychology
Date2011
Paginationvii, 94 leaves : col. ill.
SubjectTelevision and children; Attention in children; Task analysis; Toddlers--Psychological testing
DegreeM.Sc.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Psychology
DisciplinePsychology
LanguageEng
NotesBibliography: leaves 69-83.
AbstractThe impact of background television on attention and learning activities (reading a book and assembling a puzzle) was investigated in the present study. In the presence of background television, three-year-olds looked off-task more frequently and for a greater duration than preschoolers who did not experience the background television, indicating that background television distracted the three-year-olds from the tasks. However, the presence of background television did not influence all measures of performance; only one out of the four measures of performance (verbal recall of story detail) suffered in the presence of background television. Additional variance in task performance was explained by executive functioning. Overall, the study gives some insight into the effect of background television on three-year-olds' performance.
TypeText
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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