This study is to determines the effects of television on cooperation behaviors in the social development of children aged 4- 5 years and television viewing habits and parents' views on this subject. The study included 747 people consisting of 249 children attending public nursery school in Adana province located in southern Turkey. The “Cooperation Sub-Dimension of Behavior Grading Scale” was used to evaluate the behavioral development of children, while the “General Information Form” was used to obtain certain information about children and their families. developed by researcher The obtained results demonstrated that mother’s age and education level as well as father's employment status were effected a children’s score from cooperation. On the other hand, the family's socio-economic status, TV viewing time, parents set rules on watching time, father’s employment status, children’s activities other than TV watching, the effects of TV on children's games, program preferences and sharing daily events were not effective from cooperation behavior scores 4-5 years old children. Furthermore, 82.7% of parents setting rules on TV watching time and program qualification, 47 % of children spend 1-2 hours with TV, 82. 7 % of children prefer childrens’ programme or cartoon of the finding were obtained. Moreover, children’s activities other than TV watching; painting were playing computer, reading, the vast majority of children sharing daily events and the others.
Child, Social Development, Cooperation Behavior, Television