Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 433 - 439 2019-05-04

Effect of media content and media use habits on aggressive behaviors in the adolescents

Duygu Akçay [1] , Bülent Devrim Akçay [2]

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Objective: This study aims to assess the effect of media content and media use habits on aggression in adolescents.

Methods: This descriptive study was conducted between December 28, 2015 and January 7, 2016. The study sample consisted of 406 (66% male, 44% female, mean age: 15.16 ± 1.56 years) students who were registered in two schools in the provincial center of Konya, Turkey during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Results: Surveyed aggression scores were higher in students who were frequently exposed to violent media (p < 0.001). The aggression scores were positively correlated with viewing television, DVDs, films/movies, playing computer/console games, using the Internet, listening to music, playing games on mobile phones, and total screen time and negatively correlated with participating in sports and reading newspapers and books.

Conclusion: Health professionals should provide parents, educators, and children with information and advice on the attentive use of media and the negative health effects related to its uncontrolled use. 

Adolescent, media, aggression, screen time, violent content
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Primary Language en
Subjects Physiology, Psychiatry, Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-9030-6879
Author: Duygu Akçay (Primary Author)
Institution: Public Health Nursing, National Defense Department, Ankara, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-6308-9327
Author: Bülent Devrim Akçay
Institution: Department of Mental Health and Disease, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: May 4, 2019

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