The relationship between video game use and a performance-based measure of persistence

The relationship between video game use and a performance-based measure of persistence An online performance-based measure of persistence was developed using anagrams and riddles. Persistence was measured by recording the time spent on unsolved anagrams and riddles. Time spent on unsolved problems was correlated to a self-report measure of persistence. Additionally, frequent video game players spent longer times on unsolved problems relative to infrequent video game players. Results are explained in terms of the value of performance-based measures of persistence over self-report measures and how video game use can lead to more persistence across a variety of tasks. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Computers & Education Elsevier

The relationship between video game use and a performance-based measure of persistence

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0360-1315
eISSN
1873-782X
DOI
10.1016/j.compedu.2012.07.003
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Abstract

An online performance-based measure of persistence was developed using anagrams and riddles. Persistence was measured by recording the time spent on unsolved anagrams and riddles. Time spent on unsolved problems was correlated to a self-report measure of persistence. Additionally, frequent video game players spent longer times on unsolved problems relative to infrequent video game players. Results are explained in terms of the value of performance-based measures of persistence over self-report measures and how video game use can lead to more persistence across a variety of tasks.

Journal

Computers & EducationElsevier

Published: Jan 1, 2013

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