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|Other Titles:||The Impact of Television on the Social learning of Children|
Department od Education, NTNU
The purpose of this experimental study was to investigate the impact of television on children's socialization ─ sex role perception, identification, and prosocial behavior learning. Seven TV cartoon films which had been shown in Taiwan were selected for the experimental treatment. However, the control group Ss did not view them. One hundred kindergarten children were divided and matched into four groups, i.e. 2（viewing the selected cartoon films or not）*2 （male or female）groups. Chi square test was used for statistic analysis. At the beginning of this study, the viewing patterns of kindergarten children were surveyed. It revealed that：（1）The average length of TV watching was 1─2 hours everyday for half of the children, and more than 2 hours for 10 percent of the children.（2）Most of the children watched other kinds of shows as the cartoon shows.（3）Most children watched TV without the company of their family, and their parents didn't select the appropriate programs for them. Before experimental period, the seven cartoon films were analyzed by content analysis method. I t revealed that most of the programs were not educationally valuable. In terms of social behavior, the deviant social models occurred with higher frequency than the prosocial models in most of the films. The aggressive behaviors occurred with the highest frequency among all deviant models. In terms of sex role, the frequency of male characters showed in TV films was more than that of female. Female characters were presented as submissive, while male characters were described as dominant and aggressive. The experimental results were as follows： 1. Sex role （1）TV─viewing had some effects on children in their perception of the sex of cartoon characters. （2）TV─viewing provided the determinant factors of perceiving the cartoon character's sex role. The experimental group Ss had the tendency to recognize the sex of cartoon characters from their behavioral traits, voices and actions. However, the control grou
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