ERIC Number: ED431526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Professional Wrestling: Can Watching It Bring Out Aggressive and Violent Behaviors in Children?
This study investigated the effect of viewing professional wrestling programs on first grade boys' violent and aggressive behavior. Interviews were conducted, in focus groups of 4 children, with 16 students who watched wrestling 4-6 hours a week. The children indicated that they enjoyed watching professional wrestling and that after viewing, they felt like they wanted to wrestle someone. Results show a correlation between television violence and aggressive and violent behaviors in children. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A