This mixed methods study was conducted by surveying Southern Illinois building level administrators and interviewing 6 classroom teachers about their perceptions of screen time and its effect on their students. The basis of the study was founded in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation that children should not view more than 2 hours of screen time per day. Cognitive Dissonance was applied to gauge if administrators and teachers experience any personal negative feeling in exposing students to screen time during the school day. Overall, the study aimed to ascertain if administrators and teachers perceive that they are potentially harming students’ mental and physical health by overexposing them to screen time during the school day. This study discusses the negative effects of screen time, its use in schools, and provides implications for future research including thoughts on educating students during a Pandemic.
|Advisor:||Puchner, Laurel, Reeves, Allison|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Screen time, Building level administrators, Illinois|
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