A study conducted by the Japan education and technology society have

A study conducted by the japan education and

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parents reported that they have met either most of all of their children’s friends. A study conducted by the Japan education and technology society have conclusively demonstrated that the longer a Childs exposure to electronic visual media the poorer their academic records and poor parent child relationships.
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29 CHAPTER – III RESEARCH METHODOLOGY This chapter deals with the description of methodology and various steps adopted to collect and organize data for the study. Research methodology involves the research approach, research design, setting of the study, sample and sampling technique, description of the tool, pilot study, data collection procedures and plan for data analysis. RESEARCH APPROACH: The research approach used for this study was descriptive survey. RESEARCH DESIGN: The research used for this study was a descriptive correlational research design. SETTING OF THE STUDY: This study was conducted in Michael Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Madurai. It is situated in PNT Nagar extension. The school is 10 kms away from Sacred Heart Nursing College. The total strength of the school is 1000 and more than 45 teachers are working there. The school has good infrastructure and all other facilities. This school provides to education from LKG – XII standard. Hostel facilities are available for the boys and girls separately. The school has good transport facilities.The setting was choosen because of the researchers accessibility to sample and feasibility of conducting study.
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30 SAMPLE SIZE: Phase I: All (207) adolescents were selected from IX, X, XI, XII standard to identify the level of electronic gadget excessive use. Phase II: 100 Adolescents with excessive use were selected from Phase I to find out the academic performance and family interaction. SAMPLING TECHNIQUE: Phase I: Total enumerative sampling technique was used. Phase II: Convenient sampling technique was used. CRITERIA FOR SAMPLE SELECTION: The sample was selected based on the following criteria. Inclusion Criteria: 1. Students who are studying in selected school at Madurai. 2. All students who are willing to participate in this study. 3. Adolescents in the age group of 13-19 years. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Students who are not physically well during the time of data collection 2. Students who are very irregular.
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31 RESEARCH TOOL AND TECHNIQUE: Based on the objectives a rating scale was prepared to assess the electronic gadget excessive use and family interaction. DESCRIPTION OF THE TOOL AND SCORING PROCEDURE: The tool used for this study consists of four parts. Part I: It consists of demographic variables such as age, sex, standard, education of the parents, occupation of the parents, monthly income, religion, No. of children in the family, availability of devices, hobbies, outdoor activities and social gathering. Part II: 5 point Likert scale was used to identify the electronic gadget excessive use which consists of four electronic gadgets which is categorized as 1. Television 2. Mobile 3. Videogames 4. Cell phone Each division consists of 10 questions and has 5 alternatives. They are rarely, occasionally, frequently, often and always.
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