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The anatomy of teenage cliques: Communication behavior at the 2008 Kansas State Fair and in popular media

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dc.contributor.author Utah, Chigozirim en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-19T21:47:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-19T21:47:35Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Utah, 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. 170-171 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/2253
dc.description Paper 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.description Research completed at the Elliott School of Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.description.abstract Assumptions 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.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wichita State University. Graduate School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries GRASP en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.5 en_US
dc.title The anatomy of teenage cliques: Communication behavior at the 2008 Kansas State Fair and in popular media en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US

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