The Effects of Television Violence on Antisocial Behavior: A Meta-Analysis1

  title={The Effects of Television Violence on Antisocial Behavior: A Meta-Analysis1},
  author={Haejung Paik and George A. Comstock},
  journal={Communication Research},
  pages={516 - 546}
A meta-analysis is performed on studies pertaining to the effect of television violence on aggressive behavior. Partitioning by research design, viewer attributes, treatment and exposure variables, and type of antisocial behavior, allows one to interpret computed effect sizes for each of the variables in the partitions. We find a positive and significant correlation between television violence and aggressive behavior, albeit to varying degrees depending on the particular research question… 

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