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Media Violence and Youth Violence A 2-Year Longitudinal Study

  title={Media Violence and Youth Violence A 2-Year Longitudinal Study},
  author={Werner H. Hopf and G{\"u}nter L. Huber and Rudolf H. Wei{\ss}},
The frequency of exposure to media violence and eight additional risk factors were path-analyzed in a 2-year longitudinal study. The exposure to media violence (total score) affected students’ later violence (β = .28) and later violent delinquency (β = .30) more strongly than other risk factors. Direct effects were also caused by risk factors assessed at Time 1, which in turn were reinforced by the remaining risk factors on the second or third stratum of analysis. Of particular importance are… Expand

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