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ERIC Number: EJ971491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
The Relationship of Computer Games and Reported Anger in Young People
Demirok, Mukaddes; Ozdamli, Fezile; Hursen, Cigdem; Ozcinar, Zehra; Kutguner, Muge; Uzunboylu, Huseyin
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v22 n1 p33-43 Jun 2012
Playing computer games is a routine activity for most young people today. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship of time spent playing computer games, the violence of the game, and self-reported anger of students in North Cyprus. Four hundred participants between the ages of 15-18 completed the State-Trait Anger and the Anger Expression questionnaire, together with a section on gaming. The results showed that most (43%) students played computer games 3-4 days a week, with many (31.5%) playing every day. It was found that students who played computer games for 2-3 hours a day scored higher on expressed anger than those who played for less than half an hour a day. Those young people who preferred to play action, adventure, fight and strategy games were found to have reported higher levels of anger than those who played other types of computer games. The implications for guidance counsellors, parents and teachers are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus