Date of Award:
Master of Science (MS)
Family, Consumer, and Human Development
Department name when degree awarded
Marriage and Family Relations
C. Jay Skidmore
This was a study of television interests of older citizens using respondents from two geographical areas--Cache County and Salt Lake City-- using random sampling, rest home, and active senior citizens.
The purpose of this study was to ass is t in determining program preferences for a series of television shows beamed for the aged. This involved educational television and particularly KUSU Channel 12.
The top ten program preferences, in rank order, were:
News and Current Events
Health and Medical Care
Sports and Recreation
Hobbies and Crafts
Security- Financial Management
There are very few programs beamed for the specific interests and needs of older persons. There are opportunities for challenging educational television programs to meet the needs of the aging segment of our society.
Eller, Jessie M., "Survey of Interests of the Aged as Related to Leisure Time with Special Emphasis on Educational TV" (1970). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 2417.
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