INFLUENCE OF TELEVISED VIOLENCE ON SOCIO-EMOTIONAL AND ACADEMIC ADJUSTMENT OF STUDENTS IN FEDERAL TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN ANAMBRA STATE

INFLUENCE OF TELEVISED VIOLENCE ON SOCIO-EMOTIONAL AND ACADEMIC ADJUSTMENT OF STUDENTS IN FEDERAL TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN ANAMBRA STATE

ABSTRACT

The major focus of this study is to assess the influence of television violence on socio-emotional and adjustment of student of federal tertiary institution in Anambra state comprising Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Federal Polytechnic Oko and College of Education, Umunze. The study assessed what kinds of program me’s/films contain violence and how it affects the respondent and influence their lifestyle and behaviour particularly undergraduates. The respond that formed the sample size were 300 in numbers randomly selected from the three Federal tertiary institution understudy. The questionnaire was designed to measure the rate of influence of television violence as well as socio-emotional and academic adjustment of student understudy. This was done in order to determine the nature and the extent of the effect of TV violence on undergraduates. In the findings of this study, it was found that youths initiate violence they observed on TV and the effect of TV violence on them is profound.