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Psychology

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1995

Fort Hays State University

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Television And Its Relationship To A Person's Character, Keri Phillips Jan 1995

Television And Its Relationship To A Person's Character, Keri Phillips

Master's Theses

The following study looked at the relationship between the types of television shows a person watches, either violent, neutral, or nonviolent, and his/her score on the Character Counts Questionnaire (CCQ), which measures a person's character and ethical values. Subjects were asked to complete the CCQ and rate on a five point bipolar scale, whether they enjoyed or did not enjoy watching the selected television shows. While using the CCQ, several problems were found and changes were made to overcome them. The most prevalent problem was that the original scoring method was so rigid it did not give a ...