THE EFFECTS OF TELEVISION VIOLENCE ON ADULTS

THE EFFECTS OF TELEVISION VIOLENCE ON ADULTS(A CASE STUDY OF AGUATA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA)

ABSTRACT

Research topic which “effects of television violence on adults precisely Aguata Local Government Area was aimed at finding out how adult responds to television programmer they watch. The attempt was also to establish that indeed Nigerian adults have preference of violent programmers which is a problem of transmission of culture from the west countries into our society and deviation from good moral standard. The research project lent its voice into this growing contribution of importance of communication (television) especially at community level as among the adults, this fumed the justification for this study. The word dose on overview assessment of the problem at hand, look at how the media come to be what it is and how television stands out as unique among other media of communication. In attempt to understand the work properly, works of evenly prominent schools in the field of communication was indeed buttes the points made in the work. Therefore, the theoretical framework was also applied in which it tended to support or relates the research work topic which was carefully and systematically presented. The findings were that a good number of adults have access to television and television viewership was discovered to be considerably high or better still comparatively high there are care and affected indications that violent television programmer have indeed influence and affected the adults.

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CHAPTER ONE

1.0 INTRODUCTION

This topic has become very essential on the violent behavior often exhibited by most youths in the society. is a great relationship between the amount of television viewing and various indices of fear, the more one watch violent television the more one estimate the amount of violent in real world.

The introduction of television violence resulted to increase incidents of crime and other violent acts such as armed robbery, rape, secret cults, fighting with dangerous weapons tec. Not minding the various negative effects of television violence in our society.

These will remain a lot of positive impacts which television inculcate in our adults. They become aware that these weapons are very dangerous to handle like knife, gun, and poisonous gases. The youths know the harmful effect of taking dangerous drugs through the viewing of these televisions that were able to expose their effect.

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In general, this is evidence that violent films on television viewing related to feeling of danger which is practicalized in real life. There is no means of any kind is determined to the youth, there is no means of inculcating on the youth the negative effect that through television exhibition.

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Many research works have been carried out, many on effect of television violence on children and youth and let me say that children of yesterday years are the adults of today. This has necessitated the study on  the influence of television on the adult.

It is quite untrue to believe that it is youth alone that get influence easily as a result of watching the violent acts. Do we have to believe that the youths who are effected negatively at several times doe’s television violence do have influence on adulthood?

There are areas of special interest in this project. Besides there is no doubt that there are other channels, where violent behaviors could be learnt. But television is one of the arms of mass media whose function are to enrich, entertain, inform, influence and educate the general public. According to “Dr Harris Paulis” (1967) at instance of directing violent television programmes aimed that the viewers can affect him or her irrespective of age. This is because television which combines the visual sense of sight and sound maintain the strongest hold on the human mind.

Amos said that psychologists, sociologist and other social engineers are to conceal that modern man increasily losing his retention ability and psychoactive to all parading influence of television. Many people view exposure to violence as the means of making our children, youths and adults aggressive. They believe that consist exposure to violence. Some still look at violence does not exhibit increase or decrease.

John R Bitner named such exposure as “re-enforcement” Re-enforcement theory maintains that watching violent acts will only help reinforce the amount of violence behavior that is in someone.

Television station transmits entertainment and recreational programmes to amuse the audience. This is usually in frictional stories full of violent, crimes such as armed robbery film (Rattle snake) murder.

  • STATEMENT OF THE STUDY

Television as we know, transmit the cultural social orientation and life of given society. This indicates that once our youth watch television they become more exposed to the entire cultural and social sentiency for which the television portray in a situation like this.

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The issue remains that the prospective as they internalizing all those practices as they view them. This being the case, their moral cultural and social background becomes subverted, psychologically, youth emulate bad attitude quickly.

The problem now is that so many youth and young stars are founded of watching blue films, war film etc and the result is that they choose to practice the violent acts after watching them, it is now becoming a thing of serious concern that so many youths out of what they learn from violent television should grow up to become armed robbers, social deviants and what have you.

Another equally serious problem is that even though other variables can be controlled, these are still the fact that youths attention s glued to television show. Once this happens, the tendency is that other activities to be performed by youth suffer greatly as they are sacrifices for television viewing the researcher investigated whether juvenile delinquencies can be attributed strickily to viewing televised violence.

  • OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

It is reasonable to adult that when human beings are involved in doing a particular thing should be a complete sense in what they are doing.

Therefore, the purpose of this study is to find out how adult are affected by television violence and the various ways to amend or combat it, adverse influence via data or solution from the respondent.

Further more, it will seek to high light some poor attitudes by adults arising from violent television. It is hoped to establish how various programmes on television really influence adults’ behavioral patterns and life styles in Aguata local government area of Anambra state.

Finally, it will measure how effective the television is moulding the live of adults in the society.

  • SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

Every broadcast on the television is aimed at either educating, information or entertaining. It must aimed at creating one impact or the other.

There are numerous problems facing our country as to effect of television violence on our screen. Again are those television violence really are the cause of the violent acts in our society today?

The significant of the study cannot be over emphasized. It is important to the individual, organization, government and the society in general. Television station should acquaint themselves with the feeling of the people through and be able to take care of what ever adverse effect television violence constitute to adult society.

It is expected that the study shall significantly enhance academic or schools activities, as the study shall be a reference point to the other research work.

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1.5 RESEARCH QUESTION

The interest of this research work is to find out the effects of television violence on adults, how are they affected and what should be done to amend the situation.

These are the questions

  1. Does television violence play any role in the violent behavior of our adults?
  2. To what extent television violent solely responsible for the violent behavior in our adults?
  3. Are adults exposed to television violence more violent than adult exposed to any other violence?

1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY

For clarity purpose, this study shall dwell only on the favorite that makes up Aguata.

  1. Ekwulobia
  2. Mkpologwu
  3. Uga
  4. Akpo
  5. Umuchu
  6. Achina
  7. Amaesi

1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS

EFFECTS:This means the result or outcome of an action

TELEVISION VIOLENCE:  According to Newcomb (1979) violence    on the television is an over expression of physical force against self or another person, with the intent to compel action against one’s will on pain of being hurt or killed.

VIOLENCE:Violence is an instance of physical force usually intended to inflict injuries.

VIOLENT:Is the using of force to cover and accomplish something.

ADULTS:Person grown to maturity in Nigeria      content between the age of 18 and above

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