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ERIC Number: EJ1077495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Does Performance in Digital Reading Relate to Computer Game Playing? A Study of Factor Structure and Gender Patterns in 15-Year-Olds' Reading Literacy Performance
Rasmusson, Maria; Åberg-Bengtsson, Lisbeth
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v59 n6 p691-709 2015
Data from a Swedish PISA-sample were used (1) to identify a digital reading factor, (2) to investigate gender differences in this factor (if found), and (3) to explore how computer game playing might relate to digital reading performance and gender. The analyses were conducted with structural equation modeling techniques. In addition to an overall reading factor, the hypothesized digital reading factor was identified. When the overall reading performance was taken into account, a relative difference in favor of the boys for digital reading was indicated. This effect was mediated by a game-playing factor comprising the amount of time spent on playing computer games. Thus, the boys' better performance in digital reading was explained by the computer game-playing factor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment