Hardy et al surveyed over 300 young teens about their TV viewing habits and found that 2/3 of the teens watched 2 or more hours of TV per day. They found a number of factors correlated with this:
- Having siblings
- Having access to pay television
- Eating snacks while watching television
- Watching television with parents
- Having mothers who watched 2 or more hours per day
Hardy et al conclude by suggesting that interventions should target family viewing practices as a whole instead of teens’ individual viewing.