Visual representation of the buying act by children of high-income families
This study focuses on identification of the visual representation of the shopping act by children in the range of nine years old. We asked students at a private school catering to high-income families to draw pictures about “going shopping”. The data collection process was aimed at identifying what a particular group thinks about a determined topic, that is, the social representation of shopping among this group of kids. The results indicate that these children view consumption as a moment of pleasure, generally engaged in individually, and they do not yet fully understand the concept of money and the need to pay for products. Besides this, the children studied presented some difficulties in correctly representing the names of brands, but were reasonably accurate in representing logos.