Influences Of Watching Television On Family Patterns In District Naushahro Feroze, Sindh

Shabana Tunio, Dr Hamadullah Kakepoto

Abstract


Family is a basic social institution and occupies a significant position in individual life. It is family that tells us what is appropriate and what is inappropriate behaviour in any social situation, family transfers culture to coming generation and teaches the values of society to its new members. Television has brought various changes in the structure and functioning of family institution. This paper examines the trends of watching television and changes that television has brought up in the family in Sindh, with especial focus on district Naushahro Feroze. Data is collected from 5 Taluka of district Naushahro Feroze, 384 samples are taken randomly from rural and urban areas of the district by interview schedule. Data is analyzed by using SPSS; Chi square test is applied to test the relationship between variables under study. Results, discussions and findings concluded that television has changed the sociology of family institution. Marriage outside the family, joint family system, less number of children, late-marriages and changing socialization patterns are noticed changes in research area district Naushahro Feroze. Previous researches were conducted on impact of television but not specifically on impact of television on changing family patterns. This is first study of this nature in District Naushahro Feroze.

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