There was a strong correlation between students who
were either hit or yelled at by their parents, and violent behavior. These
students were more likely to resort to violence as an answer and defined
themselves as violent. However, students who were more likely to talk to
their parents were also less likely to resort to violence.
Students who enjoyed violent films and considered films a large part of
their life also tended to be more proned to violence. And students who considered
movies a large part of their life were more likely to experience an identification
with the main charactar. Which caused which? A student who is naturally
violent will obviously enjoy violent films but it is hard to say if the
films can actually turn the student violent. I think based on my research
that a film can at the most encourage an already violent and pschologicaly
damaged teenager to perform acts of violence. I do not think that films
have the power to change a well-adjusted and even impressionable teenager
to a violent one.