The Impact of Media on Juvenile Delinquency in the Care of Abu Dhabi and Fujairah - United Arab Emirates

  • Mufaraj Ali Al-Karbi Master student, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Mohammed Yousef Mai

Abstract

This study was aimed to investigate the impact of the media on juvenile delinquency in the care of Abu Dhabi and Fujairah - United Arab Emirates, as well as studying the behaviours of adolescents in watching the media and its influence on them, and also measuring the readiness of the delinquents to accept the awareness of media as a means of adjustment and a proactive means to prevent delinquency. A quantitative approach was used for this study, A questionnaire was distributed to 46 delinquent juveniles (39 males and 7 females) who were taken care of by Abu Dhabi and Fujairah care homes, and it was also distributed to 120 intermediate and secondary school students (65 males and 55 females) in Abu Dhabi and Fujairah. The findings showed that there is a positive relationship between the number of school failures in adolescents more than twice and the possibility of a teenager at risk of becoming a delinquent, the probability of juvenile delinquency and high rates for adolescents who watch different media materials. The results also showed that there is no relationship between adolescents imitating violent content in media and the phenomenon of juvenile delinquency. As a conclusion, Juvenile delinquency is more likely to be in the 15 to 17 age group.
Published
Dec 29, 2018
How to Cite
AL-KARBI, Mufaraj Ali; MAI, Mohammed Yousef. The Impact of Media on Juvenile Delinquency in the Care of Abu Dhabi and Fujairah - United Arab Emirates. European Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 3, p. 7-17, dec. 2018. ISSN 2601-8624. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejed/article/view/3976>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejed.v1i3.p7-17.