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Abstract:  Tested the hypothesis that there is a positive relationship between exposure to television violence and violent behavior using questionnaire data obtained from approximately 2,100 7th-12th graders. Only minimal support for this hypothesis was found. It was also hypothesized that those adolescents who perceive violence on their favorite television show and those who perceive it as effective would report more violent behavior than adolescents who do not perceive their favorite show in these terms. This hypothesis was supported. Finally, television violence was included with other independent variables in a procedure to predict violent behavior. Television violence was insignificant in comparison to such other variables as sex and grade in school in predicting violent behavior. (31 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)