High School Senior Proms Survey
My name is Laura Paatelainen. I am a student at the University of Tampere,
Finland. This survey is part of the research for a paper on how U.S senior
proms are often pictured in popular media. Is this picture accurate? If
not, what is the reality?
Outside the United States the image people have of high school proms
is mostly based on popular media. Proms are often pictured as the most
important event in a teenager's life; as the ultimate "romantic" event
when everything should be perfect, when all one's problems have been
solved and one's true love is realised. Proms are also often presented as
lavish and expensive events, and sometimes traumatic. My paper questions
the extent to which this media portrayal is realistic.
I would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to answer the
following questions. All responses will be anonymous. Should you wish to
read my completed paper, bookmark the URL in the thank-you note which will
appear after your responses have been submitted. The paper should be
online by mid-May. This questionnaire will be online from April 15th to
April 24th. Thank you in advance for your time and interest!
Posted 15 April 2010