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| Published: June 25, 2020

Influence of aggressive media programs on student behaviour

Azizi H Yahaya

Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah Google Scholar More about the auther

, Balan Rathakrishnan

Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah Google Scholar More about the auther

, DK Zainab Pg Hj Tuah

Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama, Brunei darussalam Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sanju George

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.001/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.001

ABSTRACT

We aimed to study the influence of aggressive content in media on student behaviour. The study sample consisted of students with disciplinary problems from three secondary schools in Kulai District, Johor, Malaysia. A total of 127 students (92 Males and 35 Females) participated in the study. A set of questionnaires, divided into parts A and B, was used to collect data. questions that have been stated to answer the questions. This questionnaire was adapted from the Attractive Media and The Effect on Audience Questionnaire developed by Heinichi, Molenda, Russel and Ely (1991). Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences, Version 17.0 (SPSS). A pilot study was carried out initially. Main findings of our study were that:  the influence of media programs with an aggressive content on students was moderate; and the effects on students’ aggressive behaviour were also moderate. This study has important implications on the role of the media in re-evaluating the programs they broadcast for their aggressive content as such content can influence students to act aggressively.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.001/20200802

10.25215/0802.001

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020