n South African Psychiatry Review - Media violence and youth behaviour : editorial




Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL SA Psych Rev 2003;6:1 1 Media violence and youth behaviour to South Africa. The crime situation in the country attests to this and has been a cause for concern in the medical community.( 8, 9) Research into such behaviour amongst South African youth has shown that in a community based sample 9.6% to 13.8% had been a victim of such behaviour in various settings and 11% had been involved as perpetrators.(10) A number of possible contributory factors were suggested, including sociopolitical transformation, related to South Africa being a country in transition as well as media violence related ..


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