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Abstract:  Investigated the degree to which psychological involvement with TV is associated with conventional values, attitudes, and behaviors among adolescent youth. 2 independent questionnaire studies of high school and college youth (n = 687 and 276) were studied. The index developed included the following component measures: reported exposure to TV, perceived importance of TV, and perceived influence of TV. Findings strongly suggest that involvement with TV is associated with a syndrome of conventionality. Findings were consistent for younger and older adolescents, for males and females at both age levels, and for samples which differed markedly in a variety of other respects. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)