Statement of the Problem: Television has evolved from being a mass medium of entertainment to being a primary source not just of entertainment, but information and education as well. Today’s generation of youth have assumed this lifestyle, associating television as a form of infotainment—educating, while at the same time, entertaining them. Purpose & Scope of Work: The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between television viewing and academic performance among children.
In determining television viewing, measures such as frequency of television viewing, programs watched, duration of TV watching, and time slots often watched will be utilized. Academic performance, meanwhile, will be measured through respondents’ (children) grades given per term, per subject. Sources & Methods of Data Collection: Cluster of schools will used in the survey sample, surveying students into two groups: the first group comprising of 1st to 3rd graders and the second group composed of 4th to 6th graders. These groupings will determine differences between groups and within respondents/subjects.
Preliminary Outline: I. Does TV viewing affect academic performance? II. Profile of Respondents III. TV Viewing Habits of Respondents A. Frequency of watching TV B. Programs watched C. Duration of TV Watching D. Time slots usually watched IV. Academic Performance of Respondents A. Overall grade B. Grade per subject C. Overall performance in school V. Synthesis: Relationship of Respondents’ TV Viewing and Academic Performance Timeline: Pre-testing of Survey Questionnaire- 2-3 weeks; Social Preparation and Issuance of Consent Forms- 1-2 weeks; Data collection- 1-3 months; Data Analysis- 1 month; Report Writing- 1 month