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ERIC Number: EJ758240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2891
Digital Game Playing and Direct and Indirect Aggression in Early Adolescence: The Roles of Age, Social Intelligence, and Parent-Child Communication
Wallenius, Marjut; Punamaki, Raija-Leena; Rimpela, Arja
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v36 n3 p325-336 Apr 2007
The roles of age, social intelligence and parent-child communication in moderating the association between digital game playing and direct and indirect aggression were examined in 478 Finnish 10- and 13-year-old schoolchildren based on self-reports. The results confirmed that digital game violence was directly associated with direct aggression, especially at age 10, but only among boys. The moderating role of social intelligence was substantiated among older boys: game violence was associated with indirect aggression among those with high level of social intelligence. Further, as hypothesized, digital game playing was associated with direct aggression especially when parent-child communication was poor, but only among boys. Our findings emphasize the importance of individual and situational factors as moderators of the link between game violence and aggression.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland