Educational Effects of Cable TV on Childern: A Case Study of Sindh


  • Har Bakhsh Makhijani
  • Sajjad Ahmad Paracha


Television is generally blamed worldwide by parents for its negative effects. The present study was conducted to find out the effects of cable television on the academic and educational achievements of the children in the Sindh of Province in Pakistan. For this study the researchers used quantitative and indepth interview with the parents of the children. Data was collected through survey from 624 children of grade V and VIII in cable and no-cable town residents, while 64 parents of such children were interviewed randomly in three locations Sukkur, Nawabshah (now Benazirabad) and Hyderabad. To find out objective results the researchers used statistical package for social scientists, SPSS Version15, for the data analysis and interpretation. The findings revealed that children with cable television have maintained positive effects of television much in line with those children, who are living with terrestrial television channels. A – slight improvement among senior graders, girls and Urdu speaking children was reported. The cautious behavior of parents and informational role of cable television regarding education of their kids needs still more attention of the concerned circles to meet future challenges regarding education and cognitive tendencies. ______