publication . Article . 2015

An Italian Study

Luca Milani; Elena Camisasca; Simona C. S. Caravita; Chiara Ionio; Sarah Miragoli; Paola Di Blasio;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2015 Journal: SAGE Open, volume 5, page 215,824,401,559,942 (issn: 2158-2440, eissn: 2158-2440, Copyright policy)
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Abstract
The literature provides some evidence that the use of violent video games increases the risk for young people to develop aggressive cognitions and even behaviors. We aimed to verify whether exposure to violent video games is linked to problems of aggression in a sample of Italian children. Four questionnaires were administered to 346 children between 7 and 14 years of age, attending primary and secondary schools in Northern Italy. Variables measured were externalization, quality of interpersonal relationships, aggression, quality of coping strategies, and parental stress. Participants who preferred violent games showed higher scores for externalization and aggre...
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Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: Parental stress, Developmental psychology, Psychology, Social psychology, Early adolescence, Cognition, Coping (psychology), Externalization, Interpersonal relationship, Aggression, medicine.symptom, medicine, History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, AZ20-999, Social Sciences, H
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publication . Article . 2015

An Italian Study

Luca Milani; Elena Camisasca; Simona C. S. Caravita; Chiara Ionio; Sarah Miragoli; Paola Di Blasio;