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dc.contributor.authorUtah, Chigozirimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-19T21:47:35Z
dc.date.available2009-11-19T21:47:35Z
dc.date.issued2009-05-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationUtah, Chigozirim(2009). The anatomy of teenage cliques: Communication behavior at the 2008 Kansas State Fair and in popular media . In Proceedings: 5th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 170-171en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/2253
dc.descriptionPaper presented to the 5th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, May 1, 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionResearch completed at the Elliott School of Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.description.abstractAssumptions are often made about teenagers, and how they interact with one another within groups. These stereotypes are influenced largely by how teenagers are portrayed in the media and popular culture, and are indicative of how teenagers are viewed and characterized by society [1]. This paper reports on a grounded observational study conducted at the 2008 Kansas State Fair. The researcher observed verbal and nonverbal teen relationship behavior within the selfcontained, unrestricted context of the Freak Out ride, where there was minimal presence of parents, teachers, and older authority figures. This context was chosen because it was designed to appeal to teenage participants through the use of popular music, young, attractive carnival workers, targeted games, and daring rides. Comparisons and contrasts will be made between the teenage clique and group relationships observed at the Kansas State Fair, and teenage clique representations in popular media, specifically TV shows and movies. Findings from this study will also be applied to academic research on teenage friendships, clique behaviors and stereotypes.en_US
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dc.publisherWichita State University. Graduate Schoolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASPen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.5en_US
dc.titleThe anatomy of teenage cliques: Communication behavior at the 2008 Kansas State Fair and in popular mediaen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US


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