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

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Juneman Abraham

Bina Nusantara University (Binus) - Psychology Department

Sharron Sharron

Bina Nusantara University (Binus)

Date Written: November 9, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Abraham, Juneman and Sharron, Sharron, Attitude Toward Game, Emotional Awareness, and Thinking Style Among High School Students (November 9, 2015). Advanced Science Letters, 21, 1845–1849 (2015), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2693022

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Sharron Sharron

Bina Nusantara University (Binus) ( email )

Jl. Kemanggisan Ilir III no. 45
Kemanggisan / Palmerah
Jakarta Barat, ID DKI Jakarta 11480
Indonesia

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