The Discourse Analysis of Social Reflection Drama of Sexual Behavior of Teenagers

Abstract

The objectives of this research were 1) To find the characteristics of adolescent’s sexual behavior reflected in the characters. 2) To understand the language and behaviors associated with sexual behaviors among adolescents from the reflections in the play. 3) To analyze the language associated with sexual behavior of adolescents reflected from the drama. For research methods, the content analysis of “the behavior that reflects sexual behavior of the characters. The results found that: 1) This play reflected every nook and cranny of Thai community as revealed by having sex in school, drug use, or minor emotional disorders to which have never been referred neither at home nor at school. Thai community’s eyes and ears have been covered for a long time. Currently, Thai teachers have not taught young people about sex because they have been afraid that it would let them have a chance to have sex too early. 2) The circumstance that teenagers had more free sexual intercourse made their self-esteem changed. Sexual intercourse during teen age caused them see sexual activity as just an “exchange” of sexual emotion and object. The more the sexual intercourse they have, the less the self-esteem they see. 3) The sex scene of ‘Sprite’ – a girl student character who thought that sex was habitual – made the phrase ‘Yak-Kin-Sprite-Tong-Sai-Thung’ - if you want to have sex with Sprite, you must wear a condom – become popular, even the scene of the group of seniors slapping the junior for scramble for a man in a VDO clip or the scene of two men kissing, etc. It is true whether something we see every day? This play reflected current teenagers’ state of society with violence and having sexual relations with different partners.



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Apichet Juntana, Burapha University, Thailand

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Conference: ACP2014
Stream: Psychology

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