Children's Motivations for Video Game Play in the Context of Normal Development

@article{Olson2010ChildrensMF,
  title={Children's Motivations for Video Game Play in the Context of Normal Development},
  author={Cheryl K. Olson},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={180 - 187}
}
Electronic games are now an everyday part of childhood and adolescence. The debate has moved from whether children should play video games to how to maximize potential benefits and to identify and minimize potential harms. To do this, we must understand what motivates children to play electronic games and what needs the games meet. Drawing on a survey of 1,254 middle school children, focus groups with boys and their parents, and findings from other quantitative and qualitative research, the… Expand

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