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The role of mass media socialisation in juvenile delinquency

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dc.contributor.advisor Joubert, S.J. en
dc.contributor.author Fernandes, Carla Maria da Silva en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T11:03:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T11:03:43Z
dc.date.issued 2003-01
dc.date.submitted 2003-01-31 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2465
dc.description.abstract When It comes to the basic perspectives on personal and social reality, it is commonly assumed that these perspectives are learned within the parent-child relafionship. As a result, the family has been typically accorded a place of primary importance the explanation of socialisation. But another influence has been lurking in the background- the mass media . Media influence upon ~hildren has generally been assumed to be significant, with powerful, long lasting consequences. However, traditional explanatory attempts have predominantly dealt with the effects of media violence on juvenile behaviour. The result has been a relative neglect of empirical analysis of media socialisation as it relates to detinquent behaviour. a matter that the present study attempted to rectify. The present study proposes that the media's commitment to conformity varies in degree of congruence with societal expectations and this variation is directly "transmitted to the child influencing the child's behaviour. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 184 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject No keywords available en
dc.subject.ddc 364.360968
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquency -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Youth -- South Africa -- Family relationships
dc.subject.lcsh Mass media and children -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Violence in mass media
dc.subject.lcsh Children and violence -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Socialization -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Mass media -- Social aspects -- South Africa
dc.title The role of mass media socialisation in juvenile delinquency en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Criminology en
dc.description.degree M.A. en


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