© Media Watch 9 (2) 209-218, 2018
ISSN 0976-0911 e-ISSN 2249-8818
Videogame Playing and Aggression Behaviour: A Correlation Study among School Students
M. SARAVANAN1 & T. BALASARAVANAN2
1Dr. G. R.Damodaran College of Science, India
2Pondicherry University, India
The purpose this study is to explore school students’ videogame playing and its correlation to aggressive behaviour. Four hundred and six (406) videogame playing students from different socio-economic background in Chennai city of India and its suburban areas participated in the study. Data on aggressive behaviour from the students were collected in the Buss and Perry Aggression Questionnaire format. The General Aggression Model was used to predict the students’ aggression. The study reveals that gender was significant in hostility, physical and verbal aggression. Further, analyses indicated that parents’ education has a significant bearing on students’ aggression behaviour.
Keywords: Videogame, aggression behaviour, purposive sampling, Chennai city, students
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Dr. M. Saravanan is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Science, Coimbatore, Tami Nadu, India. His research interests include video games and children, video gaming content, film analysis, psychology and media effects.
Dr. T Balasarvanan is an assistant professor in the Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication at Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India. His research interests include communication, performance and cultural studies, television and film studies, game studies.