Does gamification improve reading outcomes, learning attitude, linguistic self-confidence, and reduce classroom anxiety? A quasi-experiment

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of an 8-week gamified morphological awareness intervention on English reading outcomes (i.e., morphological awareness and word reading) and language learning motivation (i.e., attitude towards English course, linguistic self-confidence, and classroom anxiety) in a sample of 104 junior secondary school students. A quasi-experimental design was adopted with two classes randomly assigned into either a gamified morphology course (n = 52) or a non-gamified morphology course (n= 52). Community of inquiry model was adopted as theoretical. Results showed the gamified group had higher performance on morphological awareness, greater linguistic self-confidence, and lower levels of classroom anxiety compared to the control group. The findings supported beneficial impact of gamification in increasing reading achievement and language learning motivation. Copyright © 2024 AERA.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2024
Event2024 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: "Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action" - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 11 Apr 202414 Apr 2024
https://www.aera.net/AERA24

Conference

Conference2024 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: "Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action"
Abbreviated titleAERA 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period11/04/2414/04/24
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Citation

Qiao, S. (2024, April 11–14). Does gamification improve reading outcomes, learning attitude, linguistic self-confidence, and reduce classroom anxiety? A quasi-experiment [Poster presentation]. 2024 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: "Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action" (AERA 2024), Philadelphia, United States.