Research: Gamers less likely to go to universities

By on April 8, 2011
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New research shows that there is 6% less chance that regular gamers will attend college.


If you have a sudden disinterest in attending a university this year, you might want to check into your gaming habits. A research carried out by the folks at Oxford University suggests that those who regularly do some WASD are less likely to go to a college.

Of the 17,000 participants that were surveyed, female gamers showed 6% less interest in attending a college while male gamers showed 5% less interest in the same. Apparently, it is not the habit of gaming or the games that is to be blamed, but for the fact that more gaming could mean less participation in other extra curricular activities.

In another piece of the research, it was found that 16 year olds that regularly read were more likely to hold a management position by the time they reach 33. For women there was a 14% difference, and 10% difference for men, between regular readers and non-readers.

What the research failed to take into account was the combination of both – what about a 16 year old who reads a lot and is a gamer as well?


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

  • kakai

    this is bull shit
    People who pay COD:MW2 and COD:BO are not real gamer and if thay was stupid enough to buy those game and yes thay are stupid enough to no go to school

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