Videogame Playing and Aggression Behaviour: A Correlation Study among School Students

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

Media Watch 9 (2) 209-218, 2018

DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i2/49383

 

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