The Positive Effects of Video Gaming Within Families
Christiansen, Maren K.; Lewis, Sarah; Croskrey, Jesse; Mehner, Meredith; Coyne, Sarah
Although in the past, research on video games has focused on the negative aspects, our study examines the positive influence of video games if used in the right context. Though co-playing, spending time together, and aiming for a common goal, family connectedness and other good outcomes could be expected to increase (Aarsand, 2007). In sum, our study seeks to find any potential for the enhancement of family relationships through the use of video games.