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Title: TELEVISION VIOLENCE AND VIOLENT BEHAVIOR
Journal: SOCIAL FORCES  Volume:54  Issue:2  Dated:(DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:341-351
Author(s): T F HARTNAGEL; J J TEEVAN; J J MCINTYRE
Corporate Author: University of North Carolina Press
Marketing Manager
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: University of North Carolina Press
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2288
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: HSM 42-70-52
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THREE HYPOTHESES CONCERNING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EXPOSURE TO TELEVISION VIOLENCE AND VIOLENT BEHAVIOR WERE TESTED, USING QUESTIONNAIRE DATA OBTAINED FROM ADOLESCENTS.
Abstract: ONLY A SLIGHT OVERALL POSITIVE CORRELATION WAS FOUND BETWEEN THESE TWO VARIABLES. IT WAS FOUND THAT THOSE ADOLESCENTS WHO PERCEIVE VIOLENCE ON THEIR FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOW AND THOSE WHO PERCEIVED IT AS EFFECTIVE REPORTED MORE VIOLENT BEHAVIOR THAN ADOLESCENTS WHO DO NOT PERCEIVE THEIR FAVORITE SHOW IN THESE TERMS. FINALLY, TELEVISION VIOLENCE WAS INCLUDED WITH OTHER INDEPENDENT VARIABLES IN A PROCEDURE TO PREDICT VIOLENT BEHAVIOR. TELEVISION VIOLENCE WAS FOUND TO BE INSIGNIFICANT IN COMPARISON TO SUCH OTHER VARIABLES AS SEX AND GRADES IN SCHOOL IN PREDICTING VIOLENT BEHAVIOR. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Questionnaires; Televisions; Violence
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