mass media print broadcast like television acts as a means of transmitting
information and material from a diversity of national on internal source. The
child’s personality can either be sharpen positively or negatively by the mass
media. This is true because most popular movies for example nudity, graphic sex
and sickening violence. Hit songs often contain pornographic lyrics; rock
concerts are commonly sense of drug abuse, bedlam and violence. Children who have
become used to watching television programmes especially movies are either
clothed with fear from what they must have perceived or they end up practicing
some acts which they must have watched. As a result of these problems, the
researcher has decided to look into this area by analyzing these problems. Its
causes and effects and also proffers
1.1 Background of study
1.2 Statement of the problem
1.3 Research questions
1.4 Purpose of the study
1.5 Significance of the study
1.6 Definition of terms
Review of related Literature
3.2 Population of the study
3.3 Sample of the study
3.4 The instrumentation
3.5 The statistical techniques
Presentation and analysis of data
Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation
Suggestion for further research
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Effects of violent television programmes on adolescent entails a
detailed look at violent television programmes, which according to Ellen Casper
(1997) are “programmes aired on television that portray aggressive actions in
news, musicals, movies, particularly of late home videos etc, that children get
attracted to. These programmes which make some impact in some of them which
they exhibit in that tender age or later on in life”.
Although, the mass media acts as a means of transmitting
information and materials from a diversity of national and international
sources, especially those aimed at promoting child’s social, spiritual and
moral well being and physical and mental health. The child’s personality can
either be shaped positively or negatively by the mass media.
Today, children live in a world where violence is thee norm and so
many people have come to believe that violent television programmes have
contributed significantly to the increase in crimes of violence and low
performance of students especially in the urban cities. Mass media industries
do not take much time in warning viewers about the violence they will see, so
aggressive videos find their way easily to students who should not see them.
As a result of the violent television programmes which adolescent
watch, it makes them exhibit some violent actions in the society they live in.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This research is looking into violent television programmes, which
adolescents are being exposed to daily and the effects these programmes have on
them after watching such programmes.
In order for these problems to be solved, the researcher is aimed
at informing the public about the problems and suggestions on how to control
these problems. Therefore, the following questions have become necessary.
1.Is it true that because some adolescents watch
television programme that they turn out to be violent?
2.Does the violent television programme which
adolescents watch make any impact on them or make any impression on them after
3.Has parental influence got anything to do with
adolescent’s violent behaviour?
4.How does the society or the government see
violence amongst Adolescent?
some stated research questions, which shall be carefully looked into and
subjected to test in this study. They are:
it true that because some adolescents watch television programme that they turn
out to be violent?
the violent television programme which adolescents watch make any impact on
them or make any impression on them after watching?
parental influence got anything to do with adolescent’s violent behaviour?
does the society or the government see violence amongst Adolescent?
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
This research is aimed at achieving the following.
1.Whether the violent television programmes
affects adolescents in a negative way.
2.How the family background of adolescent
contribute to their exposure to television violence.
3.This study is also aimed at improving knowledge
and providing solutions to these problems.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The significance of the study is that, it will serve as a way of
enhancing the knowledge of the general public especially parents, on how they
educate their adolescents about what they watch, read or listen to from the
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Rough, force in action, rough or injurious action, any just or unwarranted
exertion of force or power as against rights, laws etc.
Person growing up from childhood before adulthood, ages between 12 and 18 years.
Mass media: The
means of communicating to large numbers of people.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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