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Type :thesis
Subject :HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Main Author :Al-Karbi Mufaraj Ali
Title :The impact of the media in relation to adolescents' juvenile delinquency in the United Arab Emirates
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Pembangunan Manusia
Year of Publication :2020
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Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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This study investigates the impact of the media on juvenile delinquency in the care of Abu  Dhabi  and  Fujairah  -  United  Arab  Emirates.  It  studies  the  behaviours  of adolescents   in  watching  the  media  and  its  influence  on  them.  It  also  measures  the readiness  of   the  delinquents  to  accept  the  awareness  of  media  as  a  means  of adjustment  and  a   proactive  means  to  prevent  delinquency.  In  order  to  answer  the research questions and  measure the results, a quantitative approach was used for this study through a survey. The study  sample constitutes of delinquent juveniles, as well as middle and high school students as a control  sample (sample of normal adolescents) as  a  means  to  analyse  the  responses.  The   questionnaire  was  distributed  to  46 delinquent juveniles (39 males and 7 females) cared for by  Abu Dhabi and Fujairah care homes. It was also distributed to 120 middle and secondary school  students (65 males  and  55  females)  in  Abu  Dhabi  and  Fujairah.  Descriptive  statistics  and   Chi- square  test  were  used  for  data  analysis.  The  findings  showed  that  there  is  no  relationship   between   adolescents   imitating   violent   content   in   media   and   the  phenomenon  of  juvenile  delinquency  as  (58.69%)  of  the  delinquents  and  (60%)  of normal  adolescent did not imitate the moves of actors in detective films. The results also  showed  that   there  is  a  positive  relationship  between  the  probability of  juvenile delinquency and  adolescents? watching media materials for more than four hours per day (Chi-square= 15.38, Df=2,  P=0.01). As a conclusion, the more time adolescents spend on media materials may lead to juvenile  delinquency. The study implicates the need   for   intensifying   the   media   materials?    awareness   directed   to   adolescents, especially on television and Friday sermons, as they have  a significant impact on the adolescents? personalities and receive wide acceptance among them.  


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