Behavioral Correlates of Television Viewing in Young Adolescents in Turkey

ÖZMERT E. N. , Ince T., Pektas A., ÖZDEMİR R. , Uckardes Y.

INDIAN PEDIATRICS, cilt.48, ss.229-231, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s13312-011-0048-3
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.229-231


We evaluated the behavioral effects of television (TV) viewing in 860 young adolescents as reported by parents (n=581) on Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). The mean duration of TV viewing was 2.32 +/- 1.77 hours/day according to parents and 2.08 +/- 1.41 hours/day according to self report (r=0.37, P < 0.0001). The linear regression analysis revealed a statistically significant relation between socioeconomic status (P=0.019) and aggressive behavior score of CBCL (P=0.016) and parent reported TV viewing hours. Self reported TV viewing for more than 2 hours was significantly associated with social problem score (OR 1.17; 95% CI: 1.016-1.349; P=0.030) and having a TV in bedroom (OR:1.706; 95% CI: 1.065-2.731, P=0.026).