Title

Television Noise While Studying: The Effects of Multitasking on Reading Comprehension

Date

5-28-2015 2:00 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 4:00 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Chehalis Strapp

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This researcher predicted that there will be differences in reading comprehension test scores between the group without television noise, one with a quiet program, and one with a noisy program. Using a between-subjects design, participants included 40 females and 5 males (M=22, SD=1.4) and they were randomly assigned to the three conditions and took a GRE reading comprehension test. The results showed that there are differences across the three conditions in reading comprehension test scores and that test scores differed between the control group and the noisy group. This suggests that television noise does affect the quality of studying.

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Television Noise While Studying: The Effects of Multitasking on Reading Comprehension

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

This researcher predicted that there will be differences in reading comprehension test scores between the group without television noise, one with a quiet program, and one with a noisy program. Using a between-subjects design, participants included 40 females and 5 males (M=22, SD=1.4) and they were randomly assigned to the three conditions and took a GRE reading comprehension test. The results showed that there are differences across the three conditions in reading comprehension test scores and that test scores differed between the control group and the noisy group. This suggests that television noise does affect the quality of studying.