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NCJ Number: 63058 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: TELEVISION AND VIOLENCE - A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
Author(s): G L SIMPSON
Corporate Author: New Zealand Dept of Justice
New Zealand
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Zealand Dept of Justice
Wellington, New Zealand
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: New Zealand
Annotation: RESULTS ARE REPORTED FROM A LITERATURE REVIEW OF STUDIES DEALING WITH THE EFFECT ON AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR OF VIOLENCE PORTRAYED ON TELEVISION; IMPLICATIONS ARE DRAWN FOR NEW ZEALAND.
Abstract: EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF AGGRESSIVENESS IMITATION AND AROUSAL TO AGGRESSION WITH CHILDREN AND JUVENILES SHOW A CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VIEWING MEDIA AGRESSIVENESS AND BEHAVING AGGRESSIVELY IN LABORATORY SETTINGS. SURVEY STUDIES OF CHILDREN'S TELEVISION VIEWING PATTERNS AND THEIR AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR SHOW MODEST CORRELATIONS. SURVEY AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ARE CONSISTENT IN SHOWING THAT THE EFFECTS OF VIEWING FILMED VIOLENCE ARE MORE THAN SHORT-TERM. THE EXTENT TO WHICH VIEWING FILMED VIOLENCE IS A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IN AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IS UNCERTAIN. VIOLENT ACTS RESULT FROM A COMPLEX NETWORK OF PERSONAL, SOCIAL, AND SITUATIONAL VARIABLES, ONE OF WHICH MAY BE THE VIEWING OF TELEVISION VIOLENCE. THE STRENGTH OF THIS INDEPENDENT VARIABLE IN RELATION TO OTHER CONTRIBUTORY FACTORS HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED. IN NEW ZEALAND, THE GROUPS MOST LIKELY TO ACT ON THE EXPOSURE OF VIEWERS TO TELEVISION VIOLENCE ARE LEGISLATORS, THE TELEVISION PROGRAMMING PROFESSIONALS, AND THE CONSUMERS OF TELEVISION PROGRAMS. NO ONE OF THE THREE GROUPS CAN BE VERY INFLUENTIAL OPERATING IN ISOLATION FROM THE OTHER TWO. PUBLIC DEBATE IS THE FORUM MOST LIKELY TO PRODUCE AN EXCHANGE OF VIEWS THAT WILL PRODUCE ACTION. THE INITIATOR OF THE DEBATE WOULD MOST APPROPRIATELY BE THE BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NEW ZEALAND. REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Literature reviews; New Zealand; Research; Studies; Television programming; Violence; Violence on television
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