The next level of research on electronic play : potential benefits and contextual influences for children and adolescents
Salonius, Pasternak, D. E. & Gelfond, H. S. (2005). The Next Level of Research on Electronic Play: Potential Benefits and Contextual Influences for Children and Adolescents. Human Technology, Volume 1 (1), pp. 5-22. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2005123. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
© 2005 Dorothy E. Salonius-Pasternak, Holly S. Gelfond and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
Most research on electronic play has focused on its possible negative effects for children and adolescents, and contextual factors such as socioeconomic status (SES) and culture are rarely considered. This article considers the potential benefits of electronic play from a psychological perspective, as well as individual and contextual factors that may shape the influence of electronic play for children and adolescents. Demographics of players and the games themselves are presented, and recommendations for research and policy are discussed.
PublisherUniversity of Jyväskylä, Agora Center