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The Pediatric Forum
January 2006

Something Else Is Missing From Research on Children's Television Viewing and Academic Performance

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Copyright 2006 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2006

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160(1):109. doi:10.1001/archpedi.160.1.109-a

Chernin and Linebarger1 do an excellent job of providing the grain of salt that should be taken with the research on children’s television viewing and academic performance presented in the July 2005 issue of the ARCHIVES. Given how research on this topic has advanced from studies of total television viewing time to content-specific studies, research that focuses on total television viewing time seems to represent a regression rather than a progression in research.

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