POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF COMPUTER GAMES AND ONLINE GAMES TO THE THIRD YEAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF OUR LADY OF PEACE SCHOOL, ANTIPOLO CITY
A Thesis Presented to
The Faculty of the High School Department
Our Lady of Peace School
In Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for
PAULA C. GERONIMO
III – St. Thomas More
Are you one of the third year high school of Our Lady of Peace school, Antipolo City that are very addicted to computer games and online games like dota, counter strike, left for dead, etc? What are the positive and negative effects of computer games and online games to your grades and to your performance in school or even to your life?
Nowadays some third year high school students of Our Lady of Peace School were very addicted to computer games especially a computer game called “Dota” or also called “Warcraft”. Two studies recently published by Jeffrey Snodgrass, associate professor of anthropology at Colorado State, examine types of computer gaming experiences and the effects they can have on players’ lives, including their self-reported levels of stress, life satisfaction and happiness. In both studies, Snodgrass and his research team examined the popular online game, World of Warcraft, which currently has about 12 million players worldwide. In the game, players develop avatars and complete tasks in cooperation with other players. The complex and highly interactive nature of the game can lead players to feel as though they have become part of a vividly compelling alternate universe that is in some important sense separate from the world outside the game. These types of games are known as massively multiplayer online games, or MMOs. At a given time, a player could have the potential for interaction with hundreds or thousands of other players.
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