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1 A discussion between the potential connection between College Culture Media and freshmen retention rates

2  Media, despite its area of focus, may have strong influence on a group of people that decide to commit to watching it.  Prospective college freshmen expose themselves to college culture films and television and which portray a false, idealized image of college, that are then reinforced by user generated photos and articles which lead to a false belief of college. This may cause them to drop out or kicked out.

3  Murnen, Sarah K. and Marla H. Kohlman "Athletic Participation, Fraternity Membership, and Sexual Aggression among College Men: A Meta- Analytic Review."  Reifman, Alan and Wendy K. Watson. "Binge Drinking during the First Semester of College: Continuation and Desistance from High School Patterns."  Dal Cin, Sonya (07/01/2009). "Watching and drinking: expectancies, prototypes, and friends' alcohol use mediate the effect of exposure to alcohol use in movies on adolescent drinking".  Merck, Mandy. "‗ American Pie ‘." America First: Naming the Nation in US Film (2007):  Hoover, Eric. "New scrutiny for powerful Greek systems." Chronicle of Higher Education 47, no. 39 (2001): A35.  Brian, Thomas. (2012)“Professors on Film: Is Perception Reality? Study of American Comedic Film Treatment of University Faculty from 1925 to 1951”

4  8 College culture films : Animal House (1978) Revenge of The Nerds (1984) PCU (1994) Van Wilder (2002) American Pie 2 (2001) Old School (2003) Accepted (2006) American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007)  2 TV series: Greek (2007) and Blue Mountain State (2011). Total: 27.5 hours Coding:Male groups such as athletic teams and fraternities, roles of women, academic and professor portrayals, hyper masculine super seniors, promotions of filthy hygiene and animalistic belligerence and the decided view of social success

5  20 freshmen  Was College what you thought it was going to be like? Why or why not?  Did film or TV influence any preconceived notations about college life?  Are you satisfied with this semester? Will you continue next semester?  Conflicting responses

6  There is a connection as scholarship proves  Websites and TV played the largest role in influence  The TV shows Impacted females more than males  Learned a lot

7  Future of College culture media, will it stay true to its roots such as BMS or be dramatized like Greek?  Detrimental effects rather than just dropping out 


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