Greenberg, B. S. (1974). British children and televised violence. Public Opinion Quarterly, 38 (4), 531-547.
Abstract: Studied 725 British school children to test the hypothesis that frequency of watching TV programs with recurrent violent themes is positively related to aggressive attitudes among young people. To determine exposure to particular programs and viewing frequency, Ss were given a listing of 30 current programs (18 violent and 12 nonviolent). 2 measures of aggressive attitudes were presented in the form of a questionnaire. Results showed a positive correlation between frequency of watching violent programs and aggressive attitudes. Males displayed more aggression than females, and although younger children were more likely to watch violent programs, aggressive attitudes increased with age. Both violent and nonviolent programs were watched with equal frequency. Results lend further support to the aggression theory of observed violence. (17 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)