• Dorin OpriÅŸ „1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, Department of Teacher Training


media, high school students, membership groups, self-education


Important at any age, but essential for adolescents, the discussions within membership groups represent an important way for personal development and for strengthening the relationships among their members. Research shows that in the family, the main topics of discussion are based on questions that school children and preadolescents have to answer to their parents. If we talk about the group of friends, the range of themes of discussion is much wider and they take into consideration different aspects of high school life: the personal life, the relationship with the family members, the leisure activities, the school events etc. Through the investigative approach presented in this paper we have tried to identify elements regarding the connection between high school students and media, especially films and their preferences for musical auditions, as well as the way they facilitate the communication with the family members and friends. The most important research data show that films and TV shows rank first in the students’ preferences related to discussions with other family members. There are significant differences, with a decreasing tendency, between respondents aged 14, respectively 18 and those with good school results. As far as the gender analysis is concerned, there are no significant differences.


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