Broadcasting of violence on Spanish television: a quantitative panorama



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Domínguez Bilbao, Roberto and Fernández Villanueva, María Concepción and Anagnostou, Amy and Revilla Castro, Juan Carlos (2006) Broadcasting of violence on Spanish television: a quantitative panorama. Aggressive Behavior, 32 (2). pp. 137-145. ISSN 0096-140X

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A quantitative analysis of broadcasted violence by the main television (TV) channels transmitting for Madrid (Spain) was carried out using a novel method that randomly selects fragments of delimited duration from TV broadcasts. The device selects acts of aggression shown in those TV extracts, and classifies them according to their type. There was a high incidence of aggressive acts, especially physical (particularly leading to death), in TV fiction: films, serials and promos. The device also allowed examination of the prominence of aggression in children’s programs, as well as showing minimal variation in the number of aggressive acts over screened time intervals. The pattern of the collected data suggests that the broadcasting of violence on TV emphasizes the conflicting elements of social reality, reproducing it in fiction, news reports and children’s shows.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aggression; Content analysis; Television; Violence
Subjects:Social sciences > Sociology
Social sciences > Sociology > Social change
Social sciences > Sociology > Statistics and social indicators
Social sciences > Sociology > Social theories
Social sciences > Sociology > Social service
Social sciences > Sociology > Social research
Social sciences > Sociology > Social psychology
Social sciences > Information science > Television
Social sciences > Information science > Communication research
Humanities > Education > Educational psychology
ID Code:37049
Deposited On:22 Apr 2016 08:01
Last Modified:19 Dec 2018 12:13

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