Mental Rotation Ability and Computer Game Experience


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Gecu Z., ÇAĞILTAY K.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GAME-BASED LEARNING, vol.5, no.4, pp.15-26, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4018/ijgbl.2015100102
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GAME-BASED LEARNING
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-26

Abstract

Computer games, which are currently very popular among students, can affect different cognitive abilities. The purpose of the present study is to examine undergraduate students' experiences and preferences in playing computer games as well as their mental rotation abilities. A total of 163 undergraduate students participated. The results showed a significant difference between students' mental rotation abilities in terms of their experiences and preferences in playing computer games. Moreover, 2D or 3D computer game preference was shown to be dependent on gender. This study also explores the quantity of time spent by undergraduate students playing computer games.