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					Teens & Celebrity Media
     By: Magali Furieri, Gitanjali Raina & Jessica
                         Duron

               York Mills Collegiate Institute
                      June 3rd, 2009
           Celebrity Obsession Is Bad For Teens

           • Studied 191 adolescents; 11-
             16 years old

                 Concluded two types of
                 celebrity interest:
           • Entertainment Social
             Celebrity Worship
           • Intense Personal Celebrity
             Worship

           • Tend to be insecure
           • More emotional problems
             and bad relationships with
             those closest to them

http://www.aolcdn.com/red_galleries/zac-efron-justin-timberlake-400ds0905.jpg
http://www.irishealth.com/article.html?id=5679&var=print
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           Justification
           • Nature VS. Nurture; Whether teens become obsessed
             with celebrities as a reaction to bad relationships in
             their own lives, or vise versa
           • Socialization; Family: Affects personal relationships
             with family and friends




http://healthewoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/angry-teen.jpg
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            Media Effects On Teens
                          Good Exposure                                                              Bad Exposure




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Image2:http://stupidcelebrities.net/wp-content/amy_winehouse0423081_nc.jpg
Article:Manohar, U. (2008). Media Effects On Teens. Buzzle.Com. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/media-effects-on-teenagers.html
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          Justification
             • Psychological Disturbance – teen is faced with emotional
               stress.
             • Peer/Media Pressure – can encourage positive as well as
               negative behavior.
             • Nature – natural effects that influence, define/shape a
               person




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Image2: http://distractible.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/16-peer-pressure-smoking.gif
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   “Exclusive results: Teens and
   Celebrities”
• Editor’s opinion on the relationship
  between teens and stars nowadays
• Now: Teens believe they can be stars
• New ways for teens to easily become
  famous
• 32% of teens believe personality is more
  important than talent
• Paradox
• Social changes




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Justification
• Mass media



• Questionnaire Research Method




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          Sexy Media Matter;           Exposure to Sexual Content in
          Music, Movies, Television, and Magazines Predicts Black and
          White Adolescents

            • Objective: To assess over time if exposure to sexual content in 4
              mass media used by early adolescents predict sexual behavior in
              middle adolescents
            • Method: each adolescent was interviewed in person when they
              were 12-14. Around 2 years later, interviewed again through
              computer
            • Conclusion: white teenagers ages 12-14 years old were 2.2 times
              more likely to have had sexual intercourse when 14-16. Black
              teens are more influenced by their parents’ expectation or their
              friends’ sexual behavior than by what they see or hear in the
              media




http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/117/4//1018

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            Justification
            • Nature Vs. Nurture: growing up watching T.V &
              movies, listening to music can affect a person in the
              future
            • Media Pressure: the pressures of the media on teens
              can have negative & positive affects




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           Media Influencing Sexual
           Behavior In Teens?

                                                                                • Objective – comparison
                                                                                  between influences from
                                                                                  mass media on teen’s sexual
                                                                                  intentions/behaviours to
                                                                                  other social groups
                                                                                • Method – Interviews as well
                                                                                  as online surveys
                                                                                • Conclusion – More exposure
                                                                                  of sexual content in
                                                                                  mediagreater chance to
                                                                                  engage in sexual intercourse
                                                                                  earlier.


Kelly Ladin L’Engle Ph.D., M.P.H, Jane D. Brown Ph.D. and Kristin Kenneavy M.A. The mass media are an important context for adolescents’ sexual behaviour.
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         Justification
                          Mass Media Influence Affecting Youth




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“Not one of those screaming girls:
representing female fans in 1990s”
• Hypothesis: Fandom in the 1990s, had an empowering
  effect and helped many girls in Germany cope with
  change
• Method: Interviews with 90 German girls in the late 1990s
• Conclusion: (Positive) Fandom helps girls overcome harsh
  times. (Negative) It can encourage girls to completely
  avoid challenges and hard times.




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Justification
• Psychology
- Fandom helps girls cope with their issues

• Social Science Inquiry Method




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Step 1 & 2




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          Step 3: Collecting Data
          • Survey
          • 38 students (19
            male, 19 female)
          • Open-minded
            questions
          • Close-minded
            questions


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Step 4: Assembling Data
Conclusion
• the results of our survey show that our hypothesis
  was correct
• Results also suggest that female teens care more
  and are affiliated more with their physical
  appearances than male teens
• Keep in mind that only 38 students took this
  survey and already there was a huge difference
  and great results

				
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