ERIC Number: EJ799755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Competitive and Cooperative Group Game Play on State Hostility
Eastin, Matthew S.
Human Communication Research, v33 n4 p450-466 Oct 2007
Most research on violent video game play suggests a positive relationship with aggression-related outcomes. Expanding this research, the current study examines the impact group size, game motivation, in-game behavior, and verbal aggression have on postgame play hostility. Consistent with previous research, group size and verbal aggression both displayed a significant positive relationship with hostility. From these results, avenues for future research on anti- and prosocial outcomes from group gaming are offered.
Descriptors: Play, Video Games, Aggression, Psychological Patterns, Competition, Correlation, Prosocial Behavior, Group Behavior, Cooperation, Group Activities, Interpersonal Communication
Blackwell Publishing. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. Tel: 800-835-6770; Tel: 781-388-8599; Fax: 781-388-8232; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/jnl_default.asp
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A