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.
|Subjects||Physiology, Psychiatry, Health Care Sciences and Services|
|Journal Section||Original Articles|
|EndNote||%0 The European Research Journal Effect of media content and media use habits on aggressive behaviors in the adolescents %A Duygu Akçay , Bülent Devrim Akçay %T Effect of media content and media use habits on aggressive behaviors in the adolescents %D 2019 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 5 %N 3 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.395892 %U 10.18621/eurj.395892|