Fling, S., Smith, L., Rodriguez, T. & Thornton, D. (1992). Videogames, aggression, and self-esteem: a survey. Social Behavior and Personality, 20 (1), 39-46.

Abstract:  Administered a survey to 104 male and 49 female 6th-12th graders that included items on videogame play plus self-esteem and aggression scales. Teachers also rated the children on self-esteem and aggression. Amount of videogame play correlated with aggression and not with self-esteem. 47% said some videogames might foster anger or aggression. Boys played videogames more than did girls and were more aggressive. Self-esteem and aggression were correlated positively on teacher ratings but negatively on self-ratings. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)