Aluja-Fabregat, A. (2000). Personality and curiosity about TV and films violence in adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 29 (2), 379-392.
Abstract: The present study was designed to adapt M. Zuckerman and P. Litle’s Curiosity About Morbid Events scale (CAME) for Catalan-speaking adolescents, and to assess its relation with the junior personality scales, Sensation Seeking Scale (SSS/J) and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ/J) within the framework of Zuckerman’s theory. The adapted and modified version of CAME, which we have called CAME-M/J, and the cited personality scales were completed by a sample of 470 8th grade students (mean age of 13.64 yrs). Next, the questionnaire designed to evaluate the viewing of, and interest in violent films was completed. The results show good convergent validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability. The P scale of the EPQ/J and the Disinhibition scale (Dis) and Thrill and Adventure Seeking scale (TAS) of the SSS/J relate to the consumption of violent films in boys, and E and TAS in girls. Boys who watch more violent films are rated as being more aggressive and excitable by their teachers. Multiple regression analyses show the personality variables P and Dis to be the best predictors of the CAME-M/J scale in boys, and in girls Dis, P and TAS. The results are compared with those obtained by Zuckerman and Litle (1986). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)