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Reality TV affects us differently

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From page A6 | May 14, 2013 |

Every year at Davis High, students in Race and Social Justice in U.S. History classes are put into groups of seven or eight peers to research a cause they see at a national level that they could connect with their school. This year was no different.

A group including Harman Bhandal, Micaela Everitt, Daryl Leung, Alex Perez, Olivia Schmidt and Evelyn Zarate researched if TV reality shows affect teenagers in Davis.

The group surveyed 280 students from all grade levels at the high school. The results of the surveys showed that 16 percent of the male students at Davis High watch reality television, compared to 51 percent of female students.

The three most popular television shows for males at Davis High were “American Idol,” “The Challenge” and “Master Chef.” For females, the top three were “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “Real Housewives of Orange County and” “Dance Moms,” with “Jersey Shore” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” tied.

Of the male students who watch reality television, 73 percent said they were affected positively, 27 percent said they were affected both positively and negatively, and 0 percent said they were affected negatively.

Females were evenly distributed between reality TV having positively affected them and negatively affected them. This may show that reality TV shows can put women in a depressed mood, but not men. This also may simply show how different genders react to media. Perhaps women take television shows more to heart.

The fact that anyone at all was affected negatively by reality TV shows there is a problem and that it should always be watched with caution.

Olivia Schmidt

Davis

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