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The Impact of Background Television on Children’s Learning Performance

Author(s): Ágnes Sántha, Melánia-Madonna Nagy
Subject(s): Media studies, Communication studies, Preschool education, School education, Educational Psychology
Published by: Universitatea de Arte din Târgu Mureş - A Marosvásárhelyi Művészeti Egyetem Kiadója
Keywords: background television; learning performance; learning conditions; multitasking

Summary/Abstract: Our research deals with the impact of background television upon the learning performance of children aged 6 to 10. Learning performance was measured with an experiment where the treatment group solved school problems with the television on in the background, whereas the control group worked in a quiet place suitable for learning. According to our results, multitasking negatively influences intellectual performance, and this effect intensifies with age and with the complexity of problems to be solved.

  • Issue Year: XVII/2016
  • Issue No: 30
  • Page Range: 81-87
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Hungarian