Encouragement <of>?

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What is the preposition that collocates with the noun "encouragement"?

TV encourages a lot of violence. -> TV's encouragement <of/for> violence is enormous.

I might not have come up with the perfect example, but I hope that my question is clear :)

I think that of is the better option, but for does not sound bad to me.
  • Retired-teacher

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    British English
    I think "of" is correct in most, if not all, situations. I can't immediately think of an exception but there may be some.
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