Possible Correlations Between Puzzle Video Games and Academic Performance

Presenter: Emma Tusuzian

Research Category: Computer and Information Sciences
College: College of Science
Major(s): Psychology
Graduation Date: 2023
Additional Authors: Sophie Lefebvre

This study explores the possible correlations between puzzle video game sales and academic performance. This was accomplished by utilizing a video game sales dataset titled ‘Video Game Sales’ from Kaggle and academic scores data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Comparing puzzle video game sales in North America to the United States’ reading and mathematics performance found that there may be a positive correlation between North American puzzle video game sales and the United States’ mathematics performance. Analyzing Japan’s puzzle video game sales and academic performance in reading and mathematics resulted in a possible negative correlation between Japan’s puzzle video game sales and reading performance.