International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(March )

Children’s Subjective Film Evaluation


Dr. Sweety Lakra , Dr. Sudhakar Venukapalli

Pages: 30-35


The purpose of this study was to learn more about children's subjective cinema ratings of recent films. The main question

addressed in this study is what aspects children consider while evaluating films. When it comes to film evaluation, it is assumed

that youngsters have different requirements. The researcher used the tool designed and standardized by Schneider (2012) for

measuring subjective film evaluation. The sample selected for the study was comprised of 93 school children taken from a

government school in Shamshabad district, Telangana, India. The research study was quantitative. It was found that boys and

girls differ significantly in their subjective evaluation of films. Differences were observed in the perceptions of boys and girls

concerning the eight factors: story verisimilitude; story innovation; cinematography; special effects; recommendation;

innocuousness; light-heartedness, and cognitive stimulation. The observed differences may be due to the rigid gender roles and

patriarchal value systems that groom and nurture children’s thinking, imagination, reflections, and values. Furthermore,

hegemonic discourses and socialization processes allow boys to walk around, converse, talk, and participate more with their

friends, whereas girls are restricted to watching movies in theatres, with their peer groups, and freely participating in debates.