Violent Video Games, Aggressive Behavior, and Social/ School Adjustment (page 2)

By — Video Game Special Edition Contributor
Updated on Feb 25, 2011


  1. The results demonstrated that the majority of students are playing violent video games and they play alone, with others present, and, to a lesser extent, with others online.
  2. The results also indicate that there are gender and age differences in game play patterns. Males tend to play video games more frequently than females and younger students play more frequently than older students.
  3. This research also found that frequency of violent video game play, regardless of whether children play alone or with others, is significantly related to more aggressive and less prosocial behavior, decreased feelings of social competence, and difficulties with academic adjustment.
  4. Finally, it is noteworthy that this study finds that children are playing violent video games both alone and with others who are either present or online. Future research should examine the effects of playing with others to determine if there are any differences in what is learned from video games while playing alone versus playing with others.


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