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Pages: 3660-3666
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.1868

Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain

"I FAILED BECAUSE I WAS PLAYING VIDEOGAMES": AN EXAMINATION OF UNDERGRADUATE MALES VIDEOGAME ADDICTION AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

S. Onyemaka1, D. Igbokwe1, O. Adekeye1, J. Agbu2

1Covenant University (NIGERIA)
2National Open University of Nigeria (NIGERIA)
Many factors affect the academic performance of undergraduate students. Playing videogames among male student’s vis-à-vis their academic performance was assessed in this study. This study employed two hundred and fifty male undergraduate students (250) aged between 15 and 23 (M =17.44, SD=1.37), selected from a Nigerian private University. Academic performance was assessed using Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) collapsed into three groups (viz: 1= 1.25 to 3.49, 2 = 3.50 to 4.49 and 3 = 4.50 to 5.00). Pathological playing of videogames was assessed using the Problem Video Game Playing questionnaire (PVP). A statistical significant difference at the p < .05 level was observed F (2, 250) = 5.15, p = .01. The small effect size of 0.04 was obtained using the partial eta squared. A Post-hoc comparison using Tukey HSD test indicated that group 1 differed significantly in their mean scores from group 2 and 3. Further analysis with Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient showed r = -.262, n = 250, p <.000 and r = .261, n = 250, p <.000 for CGPA and self-reported grades respectively. It was concluded that videogame addiction has a significant effect on the academic performance of male undergraduate students.
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title = {"I FAILED BECAUSE I WAS PLAYING VIDEOGAMES": AN EXAMINATION OF UNDERGRADUATE MALES VIDEOGAME ADDICTION AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE},
series = {9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2016 Proceedings},
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issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2016.1868},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2016.1868},
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location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {14-16 November, 2016},
year = {2016},
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TI - "I FAILED BECAUSE I WAS PLAYING VIDEOGAMES": AN EXAMINATION OF UNDERGRADUATE MALES VIDEOGAME ADDICTION AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
SN - 978-84-617-5895-1/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2016.1868
PY - 2016
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CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2016 Proceedings
SP - 3660
EP - 3666
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S. Onyemaka, D. Igbokwe, O. Adekeye, J. Agbu (2016) "I FAILED BECAUSE I WAS PLAYING VIDEOGAMES": AN EXAMINATION OF UNDERGRADUATE MALES VIDEOGAME ADDICTION AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, ICERI2016 Proceedings, pp. 3660-3666.
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