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Original scientific paper

How Much, Why and How Adolescents Watch Television: Implications for Affective Well-Being

Jadranka Pavić ; University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb
Majda Rijavec ; Faculty of Teacher Education, Zagreb
Lana Jurčec ; Faculty of Teacher Education, Zagreb

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This study was conducted in order to assess the contribution of
the amount of television viewing, television viewing motives and
cognitive involvement in the explanation of affective well-being of
younger adolescents. The sample comprised 537 7th and 8th
graders in ten primary schools located in Zagreb. In addition to
self-assessment of the amount of television viewing, Television
viewing motives scale, Cognitive involvement scales and Positive
and Negative Affect Scale for Children – PANAS C were applied.
Results of hierarchical regression analyses revealed that television
viewing motives explained a rather high percentage of negative
affect and somewhat lesser percentage of positive affect.
Cognitive involvement in viewing explained a small amount of
variance, while the amount of television viewing was not found to
be a significant predictor of either positive or negative emotions.
Generally, it can be concluded that how much adolescents watch
television is not related to their affective well-being, how they
watch it is weakly correlated, while why they do it has the biggest
role, especially for negative emotions.


adolescents, television viewing, motives, cognitive involvement, affective well-being

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