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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 10, Part D (2017)

Impact of using electronic media on health among school children

Author(s)
K Prasanna Vinod, Dr. Indira A and K Ramya kannan
Abstract
Background of the study: In today’s society, electronic media are thoroughly integrated into the fabric of life with television, movies, videos, music, video games and computers, central to both work and play. While these media outlets can provide education and entertainment to children, many researches are concerned with the negative impact electronic media is having on children. Children may be the most vulnerable between birth and school age to certain negative effects of media use such as obesity, aggression, fear and sleep disturbances. Objectives: To assess the impact of using electronic media on health among school children. Methodology: A quantitative research approach was adopted for the study. Descriptive design was adopted to assess the impact of using electronic media on health among school children. Study was conducted in Narayana School at Nellore. The sample size of the study includes 30 school children who belongs to the age group of 6-12 years. Non probability convenience sampling technique was adopted for the study. The data was collected by using observational checklist. The data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Majority of the school children 23(76.7%) had moderate impact on health by using electronic media. Conclusion: The study concluded that with regard to impact of using electronic media on health among school children, 23(76.7%) had moderate impact on health and 7(23.3%) had severe impact on health.
Pages: 242-244  |  386 Views  14 Downloads
How to cite this article:
K Prasanna Vinod, Dr. Indira A and K Ramya kannan. Impact of using electronic media on health among school children. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(10): 242-244.
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