An analysis of the different types of graffiti in the De La Salle University-Aguinaldo.

Ramos, Ma. Charisma S. and Tagarda, Levylaine B. (1995) An analysis of the different types of graffiti in the De La Salle University-Aguinaldo. Undergraduate thesis, De la Salle University-Dasmarinas.

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The study focused in analyzing the different types of graffiti written by DLSU-A students. The graffiti collected were only limited to those found written on walls and doors of the classrooms and rest rooms. The researchers excluded those found written on chairs, tables, rest rooms of DLSU-A Gym, huts (kubo), and faculty rooms. Those which were drawn, with overlapping scribbles, illegible handwriting, and erasures were disregarded. METHODOLOGY The study made use of descriptive design. The researchers utilized self-made instruments namely: (1) tally sheet, (2) frequency table of all the types of graffiti written by DLSU-A students, (3) frequency table of all the types of graffiti found written in rest room and classroom, and (4) a pie graph. The researchers used the tally sheet to collect graffiti from different classrooms and restrooms. Afterwards, the total number of graffiti gathered for each type of graffiti were recorded in the frequency table and were converted into percentile rank. The same procedure was done with the frequency table of all the graffiti found written in classrooms and rest rooms. A pie grap was made wich represented their corresponding percentile rank. MAJOR FINDINGS (1) area, gang, general insult, miscellaneous, move, romantic, political, music, sequential , and sex graffiti were the types of graffiti written by DLSU-A students. (2) sequential graffiti remained the most dominant type of graffiti written by DLSU-A students. (3) In general and in classrooms, political graffiti appeared to be the least type written by DLSU-a students while area graffiti was the least type of graffiti found written in the rest rooms. (4) DLSU-A students were highly concerned with expressing their individuality and uniqueness to others than involving themselves with the things that concern their environment. CONCLUSIONS (1) There were students who freely expressed themselves through graffiti. (2) DLSU-A students were highly focused in asserting their individuality. They wanted to be independent in some ways and to disclose their own personalities. (3) DLSU-A students had less regard about the things which concern their society. They were not politically motivated individuals but rather gave more emphasis on individualism. RECOMMENDATION (1) Provide harmless outlets for the needs that would otherwise be expressed in vandalism such as placing graffiti boards where students can freely write anything they wish. (2) Student Affairs Office with the Guidance Department should formulate programs that would provide other avenues for students self-expression. (3) Political Science professors should come up with various seminars, symposia and other related activities intended for political stimulation of the students. (4) Council of Student Organizations and Cultural Affairs Office should further encourage students to involve in athletic and cultural activities as a way of expressing one's individually. (5) Discipline Officers should observe strict implementation of the existing policy regarding any form of vandalism. (6) Students should also take their role by making informational or anti-vandalism campaigns (7) Further studies should be conducted in order to facilitate better understanding of graffiti

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: PSY 68 1995
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Depositing User: Ms. Bibiana Alcantara
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 06:47
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 06:47

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