Motivational engagement and video gaming: a mixed methods study

  title={Motivational engagement and video gaming: a mixed methods study},
  author={Bobby H. Hoffman and Louis S. Nadelson},
  journal={Educational Technology Research and Development},
A mixed methods design was used to identify factors associated with motivational engagement in video gaming. Self-report instruments were administered to 189 video game players to assess goal orientations, affect, need for cognition, and perceptions of engagement and flow. Simultaneously, a sub-set of 25 participants were interviewed and results analyzed to identify patterns that influenced their propensity for gaming. Regression results revealed motivational engagement for gaming was related… 
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