TABLE 1

Television Viewing, Antisocial Behavior, and Aggressive Personality Scores Among Dunedin Study Members

VariableTotal SampleMaleFemale
NMean (SD)NMean (SD)NMean (SD)p
Television viewing 5–15 y, weekday hours10182.33 (0.88)5232.42 (0.86)4952.24 (0.88).002a
Aggression, MPQ score at 18 and 26 y99228.72 (19.38)50937.42 (19.90)48319.55 (13.82)<.001a
Negative Emotionality, MPQ score at 18 and 26 y99289.36 (46.17)50998.39 (49.21)48383.01 (41.85)<.001a
Positive Emotionality, MPQ score at 18 and 26 y992377.08 (74.60)509382.10 (78.57)483371.79 (69.86).029a
n%n%n%p
Any criminal conviction by 26 y (n = 504 men n = 481 women)16917.1613326.39367.48<.001b
Violent conviction by 26 y, (n = 498 men n = 479 women)11611.879719.48193.97<.001b
Antisocial personality disorder at 21 or 26 y (n = 505 men n = 481 women)606.095611.0940.83<.001b
  • MPQ, Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire.

  • a P value indicates results of t test comparing men with women.

  • b P value indicates results of χ2 test comparing men with women.