Brizuela, M. (2012). The relationship between time playing violent video games and road rage in males. Dissertation Abstracts International, 72,

Video games violence and road rage violence are unique and different forms of violence that have become in evidence in the 21st century with multiple studies looking at each separately. The current study will examine the relationship of the time spent playing violent video games on reported likelihood of road rage responses to driving situations in males over 18 years old. A total of 103 males participated in this study and were measured on the amount of video games rated Teen and Mature played over the past day, week, and month. The criterion variable consisted of participants ratings of their likelihood to react with road rage behaviors. Results indicated that the more participants played Mature Rated video games over the past month, week, and day, the higher their scores were on Road Rage. In addition, the more Teen Rated video games played over the past day, the higher their scores were on Road Rage. Thus, the current study indicated that Mature Rated video games showed a relationship with Road Rage violence that may continue over time, while Teen Rated video game playing showed only a immediate relationship in the last 24 hours. Possible implications of these findings and need for future research were discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)