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Chatt: en kvalitativ studie av ungdomars och vuxnas värderingar och åsikter om chattens sociala funktion, innebörd och konsekvenser för ungdomar
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The youth of today grow up with all the new ways to communicate that new technology provides. A lot of young people chat on the Internet. Adults often lack experience and knowledge about this way to communicate. This is a study of teenagers and adults values and views on teenagers online chatting. It focuses on area of use, meaning and effects on young people. Four teenagers and four adults were interviewed. Sociological and social psychological perspectives where used to analyze the interviews. The results showed that both teenagers and adults agree that chatting on the Internet is a central part of young peoples every day life. Chatting is seen as a way to keep in contact with both old and new acquaintances. Teenagers and adults have quite different views on the advantages and disadvantage in using chat to communicate. In comparison to real life meetings, both teenagers and adults, think of chat-meetings as less complete. The study suggests that young people develop contextual competence, allowing them to act in various social worlds.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Chat, Youth, Teenagers, Generation, Communication, Internet
Keyword [sv]
Chatt, Ungdom, Kommunikation
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-589OAI: diva2:195791
Available from: 2005-07-04 Created: 2005-07-04Bibliographically approved

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