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A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ESTABLISH A PATTERN IN CHOICE OF MOVIE GENRE AND PERSONALITY AMONG SELECTED STUDENTS

Submitted by:

Group 1, 10-St. Veronica

1 Andrea Angeles

5 ZairaCabalfin

10 Katherine Culaba

11 Katrina Danganan

17 JasmineDy

26 Liana Miclat

39 Elisha Sapitan

A research study submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements in English.

February 18, 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Title Page ……………………………………………………………………. 1

Introduction …………………………………………………………………. 4

Chapter I - The Research and Its Background

Background of the Study……………………………………………………. 5

Theoretical/ Conceptual Framework………………………………………… 6

Statement of the Problem…………………………………………………… 8

Significance of the Study………………………………………………….… 9

Scope and Delimitation ……………………………………………………... 10

Definition of Terms …………………………………………………………. 10

Chapter II - Review Of Related Literature

Related Foreign Literature …………………………………………………... 14

Related Foreign Studies …………………………………………………….. 17

Chapter III – Research Design and Methodology

Respondents/ Subject of the Study …………………………………………. 19

Research Instruments ……………………………………………………….. 20

Data Gathering Procedure …………………………………………………….. 21

Statistical Tools/ Treatment of Data ……………………………………………. 21

Research Instrumentation…………………………………………………….. 22

Chapter IV - Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of Data

Presentation of Data ……………………………………………………………… 23

Analysis of Data ………………………………………………………………… 25

Interpretation of Data …………………………………………………………… 25

Chapter V - Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

Summary …………………………………………………………………………… 26

Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………… 27

Recommendation ………………………………………………………………… 28

Appendices ……………...………………………………………………………. 29

Bibliography …..………………………………………………………………….. 30

INTRODUCTION

Disagreements about movie choices are not very uncommon among friends. Aside from physical individuality, personality is what makes us different from each other. Personality affects our preferences, perspectives and behavior. In this light, our group believes that there is a pattern in movie genre preference and personality, and through this research study; we hope to prove that such exists.

CHAPTER 1

RESEARCH AND ITS BACKGROUND

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Watching a movie is definitely a cheap form of entertainment in the country today. Compared with watching a live theater performance of Les Miserables for instance, watching the movie version is definitely a lot cheaper. Add to that the fact that most movie houses now are comfortable and safe. Thus, watching a movie has become one of the most common forms of entertainment, even among high school students. 

Watching a movie may be a common choice of entertainment among a group of high school friends, however, arriving at a common choice of movie to watch is a different thing. This is because interests and preferences differ, even among a group of friends. Interest and preference may also reflect personality. Personality is also seen relative to a person’s decisions and attitude. For example, if you have phasmophobia or fear of ghosts, you wouldn’t want to watch horror movies but instead choose a lighter genre. Thus, it is interesting to investigate if one’s personality could be reflected by one’s movie preference.

This study aims to discover if a pattern in choice of movie genre and personality exists among high school students. Though a few studies have...
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