Video Games and their Relationship to the Aggressive Behavior of Intermediate School Students in Saudi Arabia

Abstract

This study aimed at finding out video games and their relationship to aggressive behavior of intermediate school students in Saudi Arabia. The sample of the study consisted of (500) male and female students in Al-Qurayat Governorate in Saudi Arabia. The researcher used the descriptive – correlational methodology. Two tools were developed and applied on sample subjects after finding their validity and reliability. The results of the study indicated that the level of using video games among intermediate school students in Saudi Arabia was medium. The level of aggressive behavior among intermediate school students in Saudi Arabia was medium too. There was a positive significant relationship at (α ≤ 0.05) between the use of video games and the aggressive behavior of intermediate school students in Saudi Arabia. There were significant differences between correlation coefficients for males and females in favor of males. There were significant differences in favor of second and third grade students. Among the recommendations of the study is the following: Reducing the time spent by children in playing video games, so that they do not have more than two hours a day.

Keywords: Aggressive behavior, Saudi Intermediate schools, Video games


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