Lucas and Sherry, Sex Differences in Video Game Play

Results hypothesis 1 that young women will be less

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Unformatted text preview: ur dayparts ("from when you wake up until noon," "from noon until dinner," "after dinner, but before midnight," and "after midnight"). The total number of hours played during a typical week was calculated by summing all daypart figures. Results Hypothesis 1, that young women will be less likely to be video games players than young men will, was tested with a chi-square. Among the respondents, 68.9% (n = 375) were game players, meaning that they indicated playing at some point during a typical week. As predicted, young men were more likely to be players than young women: 54.6% of young women and 88.3% of young men were players. Therefore, Hypothesis 1 was supported, 2 = 67.28, df = 1, p < .001. Hypothesis 1b, that young women will play fewer hours than young men will was tested with a t test. The mean amount of time played per week among all respondents was 8.54 hours (SD = 12.25), with a range of 0 to 72 hours. Among players, the median number o...
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