Exposure to Media Violence as a Predictor of Escalating Violent Behavior Among Pakistani Youth: A Quantitative Study at the University of Okara

Authors

  • Arfan Latif University of Okara. Author
  • Kubra Ilyas University of Okara. Author
  • Samiullah University of Okara, Pakistan. Author
  • Hafiz Muhammad Ahmad University of Okara. Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.62345/jads.2024.13.1.7

Keywords:

Media Violence, Violent Behavior, Youth Population

Abstract

This quantitative study investigates the correlation between exposure to media violence and violent behavior within the context of Pakistani youth. A multistage sampling technique was employed to gather data from 230 students at the University of Okara. The research delves into the relationship between media violence and distinct forms of violent behavior, including physical aggression and verbal aggression. Employing a survey questionnaire, the study utilized descriptive statistics for analysis. The results not only unveiled a prevalent exposure to violent content across diverse media platforms among Pakistani youth but also elicited concerns among participants regarding the influential role of media violence on their behavior. Notably, a strong association emerged between frequent exposure to media violence and the manifestation of physical fights and verbal aggression. Participants reported heightened instances of aggressive language and witnessed violent behaviors within their communities. These findings affirm a noteworthy correlation between exposure to media violence and diverse expressions of violent behavior among Pakistani youth. The implications of this study underscore the urgency for targeted interventions and policy measures aimed at mitigating the potential adverse effects of media violence, thereby fostering responsible media consumption among the youth.

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Author Biographies

  • Arfan Latif, University of Okara.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Okara, Pakistan. Email: arfanlatif9292@uo.edu.pk 

  • Kubra Ilyas, University of Okara.

    MPhil Scholar, University of Okara, Pakistan. Email: kubrailyas92@gmail.com

  • Samiullah, University of Okara, Pakistan.

    BS Scholar, University of Okara, Pakistan. Email: samiullahrana5555@gmail.com

  • Hafiz Muhammad Ahmad, University of Okara.

    MPhil Scholar, University of Okara, Pakistan. Email: muhammadahmadwattoo2525@gmail.com

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Published

2024-02-28

How to Cite

Exposure to Media Violence as a Predictor of Escalating Violent Behavior Among Pakistani Youth: A Quantitative Study at the University of Okara. (2024). Journal of Asian Development Studies, 13(1), 85-92. https://doi.org/10.62345/jads.2024.13.1.7

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