Mateja Rek


In many cases of unwanted behaviour that we analysed (for instance in case of cheating on school tests, beating, being bullied, conflicts with parents, gambling, intentionally damaging or destroying property) we found a statistically significant effect of the extent of digital media use on incidence of such behaviour. Youth, who are large digital media users, behave in such socially unwanted ways more often compared to smaller media users. A dominant share of youth isn’t involved in violent behaviour or vandalism at all. However, the incidence of violence or vandalism in the large media users group is significantly higher compared to low and medium users group.

Key words: youth, digital media, media effects, unwanted behavior

Mateja Rek is Associate Professor at Faculty of media and Head of the Infrastructural program of Faculty for media – collecting, managing and archiving data on media literacy, funded by Slovenian Research Agency, contract number: 1000-16-2916.

Cite this article:

Rek Mateja. UNWANTED BEHAVIOUR AMONG YOUTH: INFLUENCE OF DIGITAL MEDIA CONSUMPTION. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.9, no.3:122--1, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no3-art7

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2016-no3-art7

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