British research: gaming has little impact on students




Gaming has little influence on students, according to a large-scale British study. Children little gaming proved slightly more satisfied with their lives, and to be something more social, but the effect was small. The opposite effect was seen in children who have a lot of gaming.

The link between gaming and psychosocial adjustment of students between 10 and 15 years is very weak, but significant, says researcher Andrew Przybylski in the research he published Monday in the American scientific journal Pediatrics. In addition, the researcher says nothing about cause and effect: it only finds that children who have little gaming would be better adjusted and have fewer problems with friendships.

In an interview for the site of the university says the researcher gaming anyway seems to have little impact on the lives of children: influences such as family circumstances, relationships at school and material situation, he says, much more important.

The project involved about 5,000 British students participated and the group is in the investigator’s representative of that age group in Britain. The researcher used questionnaires to measure, including how long the school day were at play and how they behaved adjusted. Various elements


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