Attitude Toward Game, Emotional Awareness, and Thinking Style Among High School Students
Advanced Science Letters, 21, 1845–1849 (2015)
5 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2015
Date Written: November 9, 2015
We now live in a culture of video games. In the midst of controversy around video games, the businesses of the games continue to grow and run exponentially. It is pivotal to optimize the potential and real benefits of video games, either in the field of education, sports, entertainment, or health. It needs involving psychological approaches to do so. This predictive-correlational research posits that emotional awareness and thinking style are affective and cognitive aspects that need to be considered in designing video games that can bring a positive attitude. A study on 153 high school students (Mage = 16.41 years old; SDage = 0.983 years) in Bekasi, Indonesia, with multiple regression data analysis, showed that there are unique contributions of the two predictors to the attitude whose effects are moderated by types of game players (expert vs. novice).
Keywords: Attitude, Emotional Awareness, Thinking Style, Psychology of Game, Gamer Behavior, Psycho Technology
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