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Development and Validation of the Game Perceptions Scale (GPS)
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, , , KULeuven Kulak, Belgium ; , University Twente, Netherlands ; , University Utrecht, Netherlands ; , University Twente, Netherlands ; , University Utrecht, Netherlands ; , 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

Abstract

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.

Citation

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). Retrieved June 25, 2019 from .