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SANCHEZ, Vanessa; BARRETO, Idaly; CORREA, Diana  and  FAJARDO, Mariana. Social representations in a university students group in a terrorist act in Bogota. Diversitas [online]. 2007, vol.3, n.2, pp. 287-299. ISSN 1794-9998.

The aim of this study was to know the social representations in a group of 20 young university students about the car-bomb attack which have place at October 19 of 2006 in the Superior School of War of the National Army located in Bogotá city. To do it, a structured interview was applied conformed by three open questions with the purpose of know the representations of young university students from two different universities: Military University New Granada and Catholic University of Colombia. The qualitative analysis of the data demonstrates the emergency of categories of analysis such as: attribution of responsibility, experience of the attack and preventive actions in the representation of the attack.

Keywords : Social representations; Terrorism; Conflict; Armed confrontation; Negotiations; Security.

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