Relationship Between Enthusiasm for Online Gaming and Learning Motivation Among Students of Different Status

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Abstract

The article answers the question how learning motivation and enthusiasm for online gaming are related in students with low, medium and high social status. We present results of a study conducted in 2020 that involved 104 students of 9—11 grades of Moscow schools, 41% (n=43) males, 59% (n=61) females. The techniques used in the study included the academic motivation scale, the assessment tool for game addiction, sociometry, the reference measurement technique, and the technique for identifying informal intragroup power structure in a contact community. The results show that each structure of the integral intragroup status is characterized by its own relationship between learning motivation and willingness to engage intensively in online gaming. As it was revealed, in the attraction structure of intragroup status among high-status students the game addiction indicator is negatively correlated to learning motivation, whereas in the structure of informal power among low-status students this correlation is positive.

General Information

Keywords: enthusiasm for online gaming, game addiction, video games, learning motivation at school, intragroup status, relationships of interpersonal significance.

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2021260403

For citation: Kochetkov N.V., Volozhaeva E.N. Relationship Between Enthusiasm for Online Gaming and Learning Motivation Among Students of Different Status. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2021. Vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 34–42. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2021260403. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Nikita V. Kochetkov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6346-6113, e-mail: nkochetkov@mail.ru

Evgeniia N. Volozhaeva, Independent Researcher, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0386-132X, e-mail: zhenia.rogacheva@gmail.com

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