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ERIC Number: EJ800786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3973
Digital Game Violence and Direct Aggression in Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study of the Roles of Sex, Age, and Parent-Child Communication
Wallenius, Marjut; Punamaki, Raija-Leena
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, v29 n4 p286-294 Jul-Aug 2008
This study investigated the roles of sex, age, and parent-child communication in moderating the association between digital game violence and direct aggression in a two-year longitudinal study. Finnish 12- and 15-year-old adolescents (N = 316) participated in the follow-up survey. As hypothesized, digital game violence was linked to direct aggression both longitudinally and synchronously, and the link was moderated by parent-child communication in interaction with sex and age. Results suggest that the moderating role of parent-child communication changes with increasing age. Poor parent-child communication may be one of the factors in an adolescent's development that may strengthen the negative effects of digital game violence, but even good parent-child communication does not necessarily protect the adolescent in the long run. Digital game violence seems to be one of the risk factors of increased aggressive behavior. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland