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Reality Television and its Effect on Relational Aggression Levels in Young People

Cummins, Gemma (2022) Reality Television and its Effect on Relational Aggression Levels in Young People. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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AIM: The aim of the current study is to examine and understand the impact of reality television on young peoples’ levels of relational aggression.

METHOD: Using online questionnaires, participants answered questions relating to relational aggression, after which the answers were analysed using correlations and an independent samples t-test.

RESULTS: No significant relationship was found between age and scores on the Young Adult Social Behaviour Scale (YASB), which measures levels of relational aggression. Similarly, no significant difference was found between scores on the YASB given by males and females that watch reality television The independent samples t-test revealed no significant difference between male (M = 29.0, SD = 7.65) and female (M = 29.98, SD = 8.43) levels of relational aggression; t (97) = -.63, (p = .530). Similarly, correlational analyses revealed non-significant, weakly positive relationships between gender and relational aggression scores (r = .064, n = 99, p = .530), and age and relational aggression scores (rs = .115, n = 99, p = .259).

CONCLUSION: From the results, it can be concluded that neither gender nor age is associated with levels of relational aggression in individuals who consume reality television. Limitations and possible directions for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Telecommunications Industry
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2022 14:24
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2022 14:25

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