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Flickor och elektroniska spel: Fokusgruppintervjuer med flickor om deras syn på och användning av elektroniska spel
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Girls and electronic games : Focus-group interviews with girls regarding their view on, and use of electronic games (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this Masters thesis is to examine what part and importance electronic games play in the life of girls, how the girls use electronic games and what the girls think and say about their use of electronic games. We also intend to examine what girls have to say about electronic games at the public library. Our attempt is to illuminate and bring knowledge to those who work within the library with the selection, purchase and conveyance of electronic games. Method used in the survey is focusgroup-interviews with girls in the age between 12-14 years in three different schools. The findings are related to four different perspectives, theory of child development, from a gender perspective, theories of understanding how young people use computer games and theories to understand the purpose of public libraries. The material has been analysed and interpreted from these theories and earlier research. Major findings in the study are that girls prefer to spend their time together with friends rather than playing electronic games. Girls tend to play electronic games when they havent anything else to do. The traditional gender roles are very distinct when girls talk about electronic games and gaming. The girls use the games to act out feelings such as anger, frustration and passion. It is very clear in the study that girls tend to connect electronic games with violent games. The studied girls are doubtful if electronic games at the public library will attract girls.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2006.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2006:63
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-18259Local ID: 2320/1478OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-18259DiVA, id: diva2:1310174
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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