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MEDIA EXPOSURE AND EDUCATION OF FIRST TO SIX GRADE CHILDREN FROM SLOVENIA - PARENT OPINIONS

Research paper by Bojan Macuh, Dr., Andrej Raspor, Dr., Marko Sraka, Dr., Andrej Kovačič, Dr.

Indexed on: 23 Dec '18Published on: 20 Dec '18Published in: International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education



Abstract

The family environment plays an important role in influencing the way that children use the media and the degree of their exposure to media, however the mediating role of parents in this process is not sufficiently understood. The present paper presents the results of a 2016 Slovenian national survey in which opinions of 2,825 parents concerning their children’s exposure to media were collected and analysed using the SPSS PSAW Statistic 18 software package. Our results show that exposure to media by children from the first to the sixth grade increases with age, that children of parents who are themselves heavy media users are more likely to be heavy users and that children who are heavy media users also receive lower test scores.