MEDIA EXPOSURE AND SECONDARY SCHOOL DELINQUENCY Print

Andrej Kovačič[1], Bojan Macuh[2], Andrej Raspor[3], Marko Sraka[4]

Abstract

The link between youth delinquency and increasing exposure of youth to the media in contemporary world is not sufficiently researched. The present paper presents the results regarding secondary school students aged 15 – 19 years from Slovenia regarding media exposure, internet privacy concerns, school achievement and will to live in relation to youth delinquency. We hypothesised that students with a lower last year final achievement and lower current grades are more delinquent than students achieving higher grades and that heavy media users are more delinquent than less exposed students. To test the hypotheses, groups were created and independent sample Student T-tests was used. The present paper demonstrates the correlation between higher delinquency rates and lower school success and between higher delinquency rates and higher media exposure.

Key words: Adolescents, Secondary School, Media, Delinquency, Deviance, Family.

[1] Associate Professor and Researcher, Faculty of Media; Leskoškova cesta 9, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

[2] Assistant professor and Researcher, Faculty of Media; Leskoškova cesta 9, 1000 Ljubljana; Slovenia; E-mail: s This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

[3] Associate Professor and Researcher, School of Advanced Social Studies; Gregorčičeva ulica 19, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia; E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

[4] Freelancer; Address: Lipovci 64, 9231 Beltinci, Slovenia; E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cite this article:
Kovačič Andrej, Macuh Bojan, Raspor andrej, Sraka Marko . MEDIA EXPOSURE AND SECONDARY SCHOOL DELINQUENCY. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.12, no.2:24-44, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2019-no2-art2

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2019-no2-art2

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