Development and Validation of the Game Perceptions Scale (GPS)
Sylke Vandercruysse, Mieke Vandewaetere, Marie Maertens, KULeuven Kulak, Belgium ; Judith ter Vrugte, University Twente, Netherlands ; Pieter Wouters, University Utrecht, Netherlands ; Ton de Jong, University Twente, Netherlands ; Herre van Oostendorp, University Utrecht, Netherlands ; Jan Elen, KULeuven, Belgium
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 24, Number 1, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Despite the pervasiveness of perception and considerable impact of perception on the use of ICT for educational purposes, there is a surprising paucity of perception assessment instruments. The present proposal expands on this through the development and initial validation of the Game Perception Scale (GPS). Based on perception literature, perception is defined as (1) students’ expectations about the goals of the environment and (2) the degree to which a student believes that using GBL will enhance his or her performance on which the GBL focuses. In a first study, the EFA revealed a meaningful two-factor solution, which reflects the two dimensions that constitute the notion of game perceptions. Further, we used a CFA to validate and confirm the model. Cross-validation was repeated in second part of this article in which a large sample was used to perform multi group CFAs. The results showed that GPS can be used in different target groups when researchers want to measure students’ perceptions of GBLE’s for both pro- and retrospective purposes. However, significant differences in structural relations with respect to the covariance and the variance of the PU and PG subscale were found for all the groups.
Vandercruysse, S., Vandewaetere, M., Maertens, M., ter Vrugte, J., Wouters, P., de Jong, T., van Oostendorp, H. & Elen, J. (2015). Development and Validation of the Game Perceptions Scale (GPS). Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 24(1), 43-74. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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