A influência da televisão nas brincadeiras infantis: uma reflexão sobre a cultura da violência

    Student thesis: Doctoral thesis


    It investigates how the children see the influence of violence shown on television in children's games. The main objective of this study is to know the children's perspective, hear the subject who speaks, or even better, hear the child who plays, in this case, children from eight to 12 years old, students from public and private schools, stratified by gender and school grades, from several zones or demographic regions of Fortaleza city, in Ceará state, northeast of Brazil, according to the way they understand the influence of violence shown on television in children's games, analyzing if they recognize such contents as violent, if they reproduce them in their games and if these contents influence them in their group interactions. Given the nature of the investigation, it's using the combination of two methodological resources, one of quantitative nature and another one qualitative, applied either successively or simultaneously. The focus on numbers and percentages is prevailing, with the presentation of graphics, sheets, charts and comparative tables, since the study seeks to know the everyday habits and children's preferences for television shows and characters with relation to the media, especially, television. As for the use of qualitative methodology, it allowed the study to travel through the children's symbolic universe, obtaining much deeper opinions, giving the opportunity to apprehend references, values and more subjective believes, knowing motivations, representations and the established meaning about the practices. This study elaborates global and specific analyses, in an integrated way, using as data the results collected through quantitative and qualitative methods, also resorting to the grounding of concepts, studies and arguments from several authors with focus in this study area, as well as the use of data or information from other researches or cross-sectional studies already held in this area as comparative and analytical reference.
    Date of Award7 Jul 2014
    Original languagePortuguese
    SupervisorM. Rosario Lacalle Zalduendo (Director)

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