ERIC Number: ED257421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Uses and Effects of Video Viewing among Swedish Adolescents. An Ethnographic Study of Adolescent Video Users. Media Panel Report No. 31.
Roe, Keith; Salomonsson, Karin
This report is one in a series dealing with Swedish adolescents' uses of video based upon the Media Panel research program, a three-wave, longitudinal research program on video use conducted at the Department of Sociology, the University of Lund, and the Department for Information Techniques, the University College of Vaxjo, Sweden. Data were gathered in 1982 through in-depth interviews with 46 ninth grade subjects from Vaxjo, who had earlier indicated that they used video in questionnaire surveys in December 1980 and March 1981. Following an introduction and an explanation of the data sources and background data, findings on adolescents' uses of video are discussed under the topics of video, television, and cinema; the respondents' attitudes toward conventional television; video and the cinema; video viewing (when, with whom, what, and why); horror and violence films; and differences between the sexes. Also included are discussions of the reported effects of video viewing on adolescents, and video use as a development of popular culture. Quotations excerpted from the interviews illustrate various points. Thirty-one references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Sociology.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden