ERIC Number: EJ1021362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Violent Video Gaming and Moral Reasoning in Adolescents: Is There an Association?
Educational Media International, v50 n3 p177-191 2013
In this study of 109 adolescents from the eighth grade of seven public elementary schools in Canada, the relationship between adolescents' violent video game playing patterns, habits and attitudes, and their levels of moral reasoning was investigated. The results suggested that playing violent video games in general was a very popular activity among the adolescents. The results demonstrated the significant negative relationship between adolescents' amount of time playing violent video games during the day and their sociomoral maturity based on their scores on The Sociomoral Reflection Measure. The findings are put into the educational and the context of normal development, and suggestions are given for parents, for educators and for future violent video game research.
Descriptors: Violence, Video Games, Moral Values, Moral Development, Adolescents, Correlation, Grade 8, Foreign Countries, Time, Social Values, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada