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ERIC Number: ED562235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships through Co-Playing Video Games
Sheffield, Anneliese; Lin, Lin
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (Fort Worth, TX, Oct 22-24, 2013)
Parent-child relationships may be strengthened when parents and children play video games together. Literature is limited in addressing the impact of co-playing video games on parent-child relationships. Family systems theory, in particular, parental mediation through co-play, may provide insights into parent-child relationships. Parents who co-play in order to mediate video game content or child behaviors are selecting one of the less restrictive forms of mediation. Co-playing is likely to have an impact on parent-child relationships. Additionally, girls may benefit more than boys from co-play and fathers as co-players may have a greater impact on relationships than mothers. [For Full Proceedings, see: ED562107.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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