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dc.contributor.authorKorie, Daniel O.
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-03T18:51:18Z
dc.date.available2018-07-03T18:51:18Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11274/9996
dc.description.abstractThis study explored media usage among adolescents and its relations to academic performance and aggressive behavior from a qualitative research perspective. This study represents the first of its kind by utilizing a phenomenological methodology to gain insights about lived experiences of adolescents’ media use relative to their academic performance and aggressive behavior, from a multi-dimensional vantage point: focus group, face-to-face interview, and time-use diary. Participants were 19 adolescents (Mean age = 13.2, SD = 4.13) from a Boys & Girls Club located in North Central Texas. Outcomes indicated that there was no relationship between media use and academic performance. Media usage was perceived as a recreational activity consumed only during leisure time, and did not displace the time for homework or other educational activities. The relationship between violent video game play and aggressive behavior was weak. Playing violent video games served as an outlet for expressions of anger and frustration, and for relaxation. In addition, adolescents’ video game play was perceived as a buffer to commit aggressive and violent acts toward another person. Parental monitoring played a critical role in mitigating negative associations between media use and academic performance. Media use was gender-oriented, wherein boys spent more time playing video games than girls, and girls spent more time in cell phone use (both texting and talking) than boys, and cell phones were used as a means to connect with friends and family members.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectAcademic performanceen_US
dc.subjectAdolescenten_US
dc.subjectAggressive behavioren_US
dc.subjectDiscretionary media useen_US
dc.subjectMediaen_US
dc.subjectParental controlen_US
dc.titleA qualitative study of the perceived relationship between media use and adolescents' academic performance and aggressive behavioren_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily Studies
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
dc.contributor.committeeChairArmstrong, Joyce
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcClintic, Sandra
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMoore, Lin
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Professional Education


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