Exploring Video Game Player Type and Grit Among Undergraduate Students

Brief Paper (Asynchronous) ID: 61060
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    Karla Hamlen
    Cleveland State University

Abstract: Previous research has shown relationships between video game play strategies and preferences, and problem-solving strategies and preferences in other areas of life. This study explored whether or not there are relationships between video game player type and levels of general grit. One hundred eighty six undergraduate students completed an online survey identifying their video game player type and their general levels of grit using previously researched scales. Results showed a positive correlation between the explorer type and grit, and showed that achievers have significantly higher levels of grit than socializers, though with a small effect size.


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