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Violent Online Video Games
This paper is a research proposal to study the effect of violent Online video games on adolescent behavior.
# 59702 | 14,570 words | 165 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This paper explains that the video game industry is the fastest growing entertainment industry and second only to music in profitability, but there is concern regarding the link between violent video games and a number of negative behaviors in children and adolescents who play them. The author lists the goals of this research project, which are (1) to study the violence level of adolescents who regularly play on-line video games, (2) to examine the relationship between violent on-line game exposure and violence level of adolescents, and (3) to recommend ways to reduce the effect of violent online video games on adolescents. The paper reports that this research will use a confidential email questionnaire drawn from a sample population of participants from online game centers in Hong Kong, soliciting their video game usage and opinions about how it affects them. Illustration and graph.

Table of Contents
Statement of the Problem
Aims of the Research
Literature Review
Myths and Facts
The Online Gaming Industry
The Atmosphere of an Online Gaming Center
Effects of Violent Online Games
Risk and Protective Factors for Youth Violence
Theoretical Perspectives
Design and Materials
Survey Instrument
Sample and Implementation
Summary of Findings
Observational Studies
Self-Report Studies
Experimental Studies
Other Studies

From the Paper:

"Two features of video games have generated a renewal of interest by researchers, public policy makers, and the general public. First, the active role required by video games is seen as both beneficial and negative. It helps educational video games serve as invaluable teaching tools for motivational and learning process reasons. However, it also may make violent video games more hazardous than violent television shows or movies. In addition, the arrival of a new generation of violent video games resulted in large numbers of children and youths actively participating in entertainment violence that went way beyond what is available on television or in movies. Recent video games reward players for murdering citizens, police, and prostitutes, using guns, knives, flame throwers, swords, baseball bats, cars, and martial arts. Some include movie clips of strippers and drug deals. In some games, the player plays the hero, while in others he is the criminal."

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APA Format

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"Violent Online Video Games" 28 June 2005. Web. 02 October. 2022. <>