Restricted TV-Viewing Helps School-Age Children’s IQ: Studies Say

Based on the results of four studies, all of them found that restriction of TV-viewing time is associated with enhanced IQ scores and school performance. The recommendations for different ages are as follows: For children aged 6, TV-viewing of less than 20 minutes per day can enhance their IQ scores and reading time. For school age children, parents should limit the time of TV-viewing particularly on weekdays to give them more time for homework, studying, and reading for leisure. For adolescents, TV-viewing time not exceeding 10 hours per week has no adverse effect on academic achievement.

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM


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1: "Association Between Television, Movie, And Video Game Exposure And School Performance," Pediatrics, 2006, by I Sharif, JD Sargent. (Citations: 170).

BACKGROUND. The relationship between media exposure and school performance has not been studied extensively in adolescents. OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this work was to test the relative effects of television, movie, and video game screen time and content on ...


2: "Exploring Pathways From Television Viewing To Academic Achievement In School Age Children," The Journal Of Genetic Psychology, 2004, by N Shin. (Citations: 84).

The author's purpose in this study was to test 4 hypotheses that proposed different paths for the influences of children's television viewing on their academic achievement. Data were drawn from the 1997 Child Development Supplement (CDS) to the Panel Study of Income ...


3: "Effects Of Restricting First Graders' Tv-Viewing On Leisure Time Use, Iq Change, And Cognitive Style," Journal Of Applied Developmental Psychology, 1981, by S Gadberry. (Citations: 72).

Abstract Middle-class 6-year-olds matched for sex, age, pretest WPPSI IQ, and TV-viewing time were blindly assigned to a restricted TV-viewing group or an unrestricted group. Restricted parents halved subjects' previous TV-viewing rates and interacted 20 min./day ...


4: "Does Television Viewing Hinder Academic Achievement Among Adolescents?," Human Communication Research, 1987, by WJ Potter. (Citations: 65).

This study examines the relationship between exposure to various types of teleuision programs and measures of achievement, both of knowledge and skills. The results support a differential viewing hypothesis and a displacement of time hypothesis as explanations for ...



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