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ERIC Number: EJ847829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
The Effects of the Presence and Contexts of Video Game Violence on Children: A Longitudinal Study in Japan
Shibuya, Akiko; Sakamoto, Akira; Ihori, Nobuko; Yukawa, Shintaro
Simulation & Gaming, v39 n4 p528-539 2008
A 1-year panel study of 591 children in fifth grade explored the accumulative effects of the presence and contexts of video game violence on aggression and the antiviolence norm in Japan, on the basis of a comprehensive content analysis of video game violence. The results suggest that contextual effects of violent video games are quite complex, differing with gender, and that contexts are more important than the quantity of violence. Although attractive perpetrators and justification of violence increase aggression for boys, they decrease aggression and strengthen the antiviolence norm for girls, indicating that the direction of effects depend on the players' interpretation of violence. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan