This bachelor thesis analyses the influence of new media and technology on youths and their developing personality. It is based on existing theories and literature and also on American, Asian and European studies. Positive and negative aspects of the use of media are investigated. The main question of this bachelor thesis is the following: What dimensions and constructs are discussed in media studies (media selection, media use and media effects) related with new media and technology and the process of growing up of youths and developing their personality, how are these dimensions and constructs related to each other, and how can the influencing factors and the media effects be collected and measured? The first chapter defines the central terms ‘Youths‘, ‘Values’, ‘Needs‘, ‘Constructs‘ and ‘Dimensions‘. Moreover the media studies dealing with the process of media selection, the use of media and the media effects are defined and delineated from each other. Further-more basic theories and models and some examples for dimensions and constructs in literature are explained. Due to the repeating discussion in media the topics ‘Motives for Computer Game Con-sumption‘, ‘Entertainment Experience and Self-Elaboration‘, ‘Violence, Types and Effects of Violence in Media‘ and ‘Extraversion, Introversion and Neuroticism‘ are discussed in own chapters. After this introduction the special position of youths in media studies is explained. Moreover the media studies current trends and difficulties are shown. Based on the already mentioned chapters of this thesis and on selected studies relevant dimensions and constructs for youths are identified and discussed. Furthermore it is show how they influence each other and how they can be collected and measured. The last chapter concludes the main results of this thesis.
|Translated title of the contribution||The impact of new media and technology concerning the process of growing up of youths and developing their personality|
|Publisher||GRIN Verlag GmbH|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- Neue Medie
- Neue Technologien