EFFECT OF VIOLENT TELEVISION PROGRAMME ON NIGERIA YOUTHS

The study is structured within the cultivation and aggressive cue theoretical perspectives, this research explores the effect of violent television program on Nigeria youths. Gerbner, says heavy Tv viewers will cultivate the perception of reality portrayed by the television while exposure to violence scenes in movies by youth tends to arouse violence behaviour or attitude in youth. Survey research method was adopted in which 150 respondents majorly youth between the age 10-17 were drawn using simple random sampling technique. 160 copies of questionnaires were administered and 148 copies were retrieved upon which the analysis revolved. The data collected was analysed and interpreted using frequency and percentage method with tables. Finding show that majority of the respondents watching violence and criminal scenes in movies, cartoons among others which triggers aggressiveness in youth. It was recommended that parents should as a matter of fact monitor the television viewing habits of their children and determine their watching hour and contents.

 

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