Navigation Links
Too Much TV Watching Linked With Poor Academic Performance in Teens

Teenagers who watch television several hours a day may perform worse in their study, suggests a new study that claims to be the first one to link increased TV viewing to academic failure.

Previous studies have also connected television to poor academic performance. However, in the new study, Jeffrey Johnson of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the US, and colleagues studied the TV habits of 14-year-olds from 678 families in the upper regions of the US.

The researchers also asked the teens' parents whether the youngsters had any behavioural or academic difficulties. The researchers continued collecting information from the parents and interviewed the teens again at age 16, and again at ages 22 and 33.

The 20-year study, begun in the mid of 1980s, found that at age 14, most of the children watched between one and three hours of television each day, while 13 percent watched more than four hours, and 10 percent watched less than one hour. Their viewing habits remained nearly identical at ages 16 and 22.

Johnson's team found that 30 percent of students who watched more than three hours of television at age 14 had attention problems in subsequent years. By comparison, only 15 percent of those who watched less than one hour of TV at age 14 showed the same attention deficits later on, reported online edition New Scientist.

Nearly one-third of those who watched many hours of television fell behind or failed to graduate by age 22. By comparison, only 10 percent of the teens who watched less than an hour of TV a day went on to perform poorly in school or drop out.

Those who watched three hours or more hours of TV had an 82 percent greater chance of not graduating or falling behind compared with teens who watched less than an hour - even after accounting for other factors, such as any learning difficulties the teen had at age 14 and socio-economical status.

Teenagers who w atch several hours of television a day do worse at school and are less likely to graduate than their peers, the study said.


Related medicine news :

1. Watching television for long hours could lead to agressiveness
2. Watching television linked to smoking
3. Watching TV in the bedroom can lower children’s school performanc
4. Stop Watching TV: Toddler Development Affected
5. Watching Violent, Churning Movie Scenes Affect Problem-Solving Ability
6. Heart Is Better Off For Watching Comedy Films
7. Watching TV Blamed for Weight Gain
8. Why Fans Drink While Watching Football
9. Watching With Intent to Repeat Ignites Key Learning Area of Brain
10. Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men
11. Cough Syrup Ingredient Linked to Stroke
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/29/2015)... , ... November 29, 2015 , ... While conventional walkers ... or provide ready access to exercise weights. Fortunately, an inventor from Uniontown, Pa., has ... TOMMY WALKER to enhance the benefits of a standard walker to improve the user’s ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... November 28, 2015 , ... ... and teleradiology services, has added Chris Hafey and Claude Hooton to its board ... Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 Annual Meeting and continues to strategically ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , ... November 28, 2015 , ... There is only ... outperform our billings from last year? , This question has not been an easy ... coming to the retirement age and the younger workforce don’t share the same discipline ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... most effective ways to treat it. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the findings ... Researchers at University Hospital Zurich analyzed the cases of 136 mesothelioma patients who were ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... exclusively for use in Final Cut Pro X. With ProSidebar: Fasion, video editors ... banners, or use ProSidebar as a minimalist title opener. Utilize presets featuring self-animating ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/29/2015)... Germany , Nov. 29, 2015  At this ... attendees to experience the most complete mobile C-arm portfolio ... display is Ziehm Vision RFD 3D, the world,s only ... cm edge length per scan volume. In addition, Ziehm ... fully motorized mobile C-arm in four axes which is ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... 2015 CIVCO Medical Solutions will demonstrate ... Radiological Society of North America ... November 29 – December 4, 2015. The ... customers unrivaled versatility, enhanced user experience and deliver ... --> --> ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Pays-Bas, November 27, 2015 ... traitement photodynamique au Bremachlorin contre le cancer avancé. ... consistant à combiner l,immunothérapie au traitement photodynamique au ... --> Une nouvelle approche consistant à ... le cancer avancé.    Clinical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: