Lin, S., & Lepper, M. R. (1987). Correlates of children’s usage of videogames and computers. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 17 (1), 72-93.

Abstract:  210 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-grade students responded to a questionnaire concerning their experiences with electronic 189) ratings of academic achievement, = videogames and computers. Teacher (N personality characteristics, and behavior patterns were also obtained for each student. Data were used to examine hypotheses concerning potential effects of electronic videogames on school-age children and to provide evidence concerning the correlates of computer usage by school-age children. Videogame usage showed significant positive correlations with teacher ratings of impulsivity, significant negative correlations with ratings of academic achievement, and little relationship to rated sociability. Videogame use also proved positively related to other social activities and to microcomputer use. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)