ERIC Number: EJ563487
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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An Examination of Violence and Gender Role Portrayals in Video Games: Implications for Gender Socialization and Aggressive Behavior.
Dietz, Tracy L.
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, v38 n5-6 p425-42 Mar 1998
Examines the portrayal of women and the use of violent themes in 33 popular video games. The analysis reveals that traditional gender roles and violence are central to many games. There were no female characters in 41% of games with characters, and women were portrayed as sex objects in 28% of these games. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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