Gameplay Habits among Middle School Students: A Descriptive Study
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Volume 37, Number 4, ISSN 0047-2395
Computer games as new media culture have become increasing popular among young people. Today most children play a different genre of games at different times depending on their age, maturity, and opportunity. While some researchers advocate that similar to computer literacy and information literacy, game literacy will be one of the requirements for future generation of students, others raised concerns that excessive gameplaying can lead to aggressive behavior and isolation. A pilot study was conducted in a boy's school in the United Arab Emirates to find out gameplaying habits among 234 middle school students, age ranging from 11 to 19 years old. The results suggested that the students are not playing extreme games and they are playing games during the holidays. Further study is suggested to explore in other schools including the gameplay habits among the girls. (Contains 4 tables.)
Khine, M.S. & Saleh, I.M. (2009). Gameplay Habits among Middle School Students: A Descriptive Study. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 37(4), 431-440.