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ERIC Number: EJ1221420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
The Roles of Engagement and Competition on Learner's Performance and Motivation in Game-Based Science Learning
Chen, Ching-Huei; Law, Victor; Huang, Kun
Educational Technology Research and Development, v67 n4 p1003-1024 Aug 2019
In a game-based learning (GBL) environment for seventh-grade students, this study investigated the impact of competition, engagement in games, and the relationship between the two on students' in-game performance and flow experience, which, in turn, impacted their science learning outcomes. Structural equation modeling was employed to test a hypothesized path model. The findings showed that students' engagement in games not only predicted their in-game performance, but also had an impact on science learning outcomes via the mediation of in-game performance. While competition alone did not have a direct effect on either in-game performance or flow experience, it was indirectly related to in-game performance via the moderation of students' engagement in games. The study concludes with implications for future GBL interventions and studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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