ERIC Number: ED101712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Mediated Violence and Victim Consequences: A Behavioral Measure of Attention and Interest.
LeRoy, David J.; And Others
Using a modified television set that required them to depress a foot pedal in order to view the material, 77 subjects watched a nonviolent segment of the film, The Chase, and either a violent sequence with consequences to the victim or violence without consequences. Subjects were randomly assigned to each treatment on the basis of Buss-Durkee Aggression scores. Allowed to choose to respond or not to respond to the material, 58 percent of subjects chose not to attend at the rate necessary to continually view the program. No relationships were found between the subject's Buss-Durkee score and the subject's behavior elicited by the stimulus materials. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Communication Research Center.