Comparison of children's gaming scores to NEPSY-II scores: validation of computer games as cognitive tools

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Martinovic, D., Burgess, J., Pomerleau, C. and Marin, C. 2015. Comparison of children's gaming scores to NEPSY-II scores: validation of computer games as cognitive tools. Computers in Human Behavior. 49, pp. 487-498. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.03.039
AuthorsMartinovic, D., Burgess, J., Pomerleau, C. and Marin, C.
Abstract

This exploratory quantitative study compared schoolchildren’s scores on 15 computer games to their scores on the neuropsychological test, NEPSY-II, to determine whether these games utilize predicted cognitive skills.

Forty-three children aged 7–12 from different ethnic groups participated in this study. There was an almost equal split between girls and boys, some of whom reported mild learning difficulties. Many a priori predicted correlations were confirmed, with a medium to high effect. Eleven games shared their highest correlation with one or more of the predicted cognitive skills as measured by the NEPSY-II, which provided evidence that these computer games use specific cognitive functions. This suggests that similar computer games could be used to assess, practice, or monitor cognitive skills among schoolchildren.

KeywordsComputer games; cognition; NEPSY-II
Year2015
JournalComputers in Human Behavior
Journal citation49, pp. 487-498
PublisherElsevier
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.03.039
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Online01 Apr 2015
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