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Topics: Violence, Aggression, Media violence research Pages: 21 (6081 words) Published: June 20, 2013
TABLE OF CONTENT

ABSTRACT / SUMMARY 3
ACKNOWLEDMENT 3 LIST OF GRAPH 4

CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION
Introduction 5
Background Research 6
Problem Statement 7
Research Objective 8
Research Question 8
Significance of the Research 9

CHAPTER 2 – LITERATURE REVIEW
Introduction 10
Fear and Anxiety 10
Imitation 11
Physical Aggression 11
Conclusion 12
Knowledge 13

CHAPTER 3 – METHODOLOGY
Introduction 14 Research Design 14 Sampling and Techniques 14

CHAPTER 4 – FINDINGS
Graph and explanation 15 – 32

CHAPTER 5 – DISCUSSION
Discussion 33 Conclusion 34 - 35 Recommendation 35

REFERENCES
Appendix (Questionnaire) 36 - 38 Reference 39

Abstract / Summary

The purpose of this study is to identify the effect of violent movies shown on Home Box Office (HBO) towards children’s attitudes. Home Box Office (HBO) had shown all kind of movies that are available. All the people in Malaysia mostly they have ASTRO in their house. Whether the old or the young people, they love to watch movies on the Home Box Office (HBO). With all the exposure of violent in the movies, the children’s attitudes may be affected by it. The findings from the questionnaire that were handed down to the respondents, most of the respondents agree that violence movies shown on Home Box Office (HBO) can really affect children’s attitudes. The respondents also agree that by watching too much violence movies can also affect children’s mental development and health.

Acknowledgements

My name is Puteri Hajar, as the group leader to my group; I would like to thank the members of my group, Siti Arfah, Aziera Anuar, Najib Faisal and Muhammad Nur Shafiq because they have worked hard and helped to complete this research up to this point. I am especially grateful to my lecturer, Madam Suzie Lagis because she also has helped us, giving support and guide us to complete this research. I would also like to thank our respondents were willing to answer our questionnaires.

LIST OF GRAPH
No.| Graph| Page|
1.| Graph 1.1: The distribution of sample by gender| 16| 2.| Graph 1.2: The distribution of sample by age| 17|
3.| Graph 1.3: The distribution of sample by profession| 18| 4.| Graph 1.4: Children or sibling aged 15 and below| 19| 5.| Graph 1.5: The distribution of sample by having ASTRO in their house| 20| 6.| Graph 1.6: Home Box Office (HBO) channel| 21|

7.| Graph 1.7: The distribution of sample that watched HBO movie channel withchildren or siblings| 22| 8.| Graph 2.8: Violent movies effect children attitudes on aggression and rudeness| 23| 9.| Graph 2.9: Violence and aggressive movies attract children more than cartoons| 24| 10.| Graph 2.10: Misinterpreted violence in the movies| 25|...

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• Ed Donner (Jun 14, 2011), Ways for Parents to Stop Media Violence in Children, Retrieved 9 October 2012, from http://www.livestrong.com/article/222047-ways-for-parents-to-stop-media-violence-in-children/
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