Event Title

Young People’s Perception of Violence in Relation to American Media Coverage

Poster Number

50

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Padmini Patwardhan

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Mass Communication

Location

Richardson Ballroom

Start Date

22-4-2016 2:15 PM

End Date

22-4-2016 4:15 PM

Description

In this study, we are investigating how young people perceive violence in reality versus how they perceive violence in the media. We will create a survey in Qualtrics that measures participants’ knowledge and attitudes toward violence in reality – how violent participants perceive the actual world to be – and violence in the media. For the purpose of this study we categorize violence in five ways as it is reported in the media: terrorism, racially motivated aggression, police brutality, domestic abuse, and mass shootings. We will investigate how participants use and consume news media related to violence. This will allow us to explore whether a cultivation effect exists.In this study, we are investigating how young people perceive violence in reality versus how they perceive violence in the media. We will create a survey in Qualtrics that measures participants’ knowledge and attitudes toward violence in reality – how violent participants perceive the actual world to be – and violence in the media. For the purpose of this study we categorize violence in five ways as it is reported in the media: terrorism, racially motivated aggression, police brutality, domestic abuse, and mass shootings. We will investigate how participants use and consume news media related to violence. This will allow us to explore whether a cultivation effect exists.

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Young People’s Perception of Violence in Relation to American Media Coverage

Richardson Ballroom

In this study, we are investigating how young people perceive violence in reality versus how they perceive violence in the media. We will create a survey in Qualtrics that measures participants’ knowledge and attitudes toward violence in reality – how violent participants perceive the actual world to be – and violence in the media. For the purpose of this study we categorize violence in five ways as it is reported in the media: terrorism, racially motivated aggression, police brutality, domestic abuse, and mass shootings. We will investigate how participants use and consume news media related to violence. This will allow us to explore whether a cultivation effect exists.In this study, we are investigating how young people perceive violence in reality versus how they perceive violence in the media. We will create a survey in Qualtrics that measures participants’ knowledge and attitudes toward violence in reality – how violent participants perceive the actual world to be – and violence in the media. For the purpose of this study we categorize violence in five ways as it is reported in the media: terrorism, racially motivated aggression, police brutality, domestic abuse, and mass shootings. We will investigate how participants use and consume news media related to violence. This will allow us to explore whether a cultivation effect exists.