NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ884457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Sustaining Iterative Game Playing Processes in DGBL: The Relationship between Motivational Processing and Outcome Processing
Huang, Wen-Hao; Huang, Wen-Yeh; Tschopp, Jill
Computers & Education, v55 n2 p789-797 Sep 2010
Digital game-based learning (DGBL) has become a viable instructional option in recent years due to its support of learning motivation. Recent studies have mostly focused on identifying motivational factors in digital games (e.g., curiosity, rules, control) that support intrinsic motivation. These findings, however, are limited in two fronts. First, they did not depict the interactive nature of the motivational processing in DGBL. Second, they excluded the outcome processing (learners' final "effort versus performance" evaluation) as a possible motivation component to sustain the iterative game playing cycle. To address these problems, situated in the integrative theory of Motivation, Volition, and Performance (MVP), this study examined the relationship between motivational processing and outcome processing in an online instructional game. The study surveyed 264 undergraduate students after playing the "Trade Ruler" online game. Based on the data collected by ARCS-based Instructional Materials Motivational Survey (IMMS), a regression analysis revealed a significant model between motivational processing (attention, relevance, and confidence) and the outcome processing (satisfaction). The finding preliminarily suggests that both motivational processing and outcome processing need to be considered when designing DGBL. Furthermore, the finding implies a potential relationship between intrinsic motives and extrinsic rewards in DGBL. (Contains 3 tables.)
Elsevier. 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887-4800. Tel: 877-839-7126; Tel: 407-345-4020; Fax: 407-363-1354; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A