Past studies highlighted positive and negative effects of additional resources video games, but Przybylski writes in the journal Pediatrics that no study has looked at the balance of these effects among children. For the new study, he analyzed data from about 5,000 UK boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 15. The children had reported how much time they spent playing video games and completed assessments of mental and social wellbeing. There was no difference in scores between kids who played between one and three hours of video games and those who reported no video game play. Children who reported playing less than an hour of video games per day tended to score better on their mental and social assessments than those who reported no video game play, Przybylski found. Specifically, an hour or less of video game play each day was tied to higher life satisfaction scores, better social scores and less internalization and externalization of problems, compared to those who didnt play video games. Przybylski found the opposite trend when he compared children who played three or more hours of video games per day to those who didnt play any video games. While the results suggests some but not a lot of video game play each day is tied to better mental and social wellbeing, Przybylski said only about 1.5 percent of a childs psychosocial health may be influenced by video game time. There was 98.5 percent of happiness or a kid getting in trouble at school that had nothing to do with video game time, he said. The study cant answer why video game time is linked to mental and social wellbeing, but Przybylski said one possibility is that kids who spend less time playing video games spend more time with friends and family.
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In 2010, he joined Welsh, Carlson, Anderson and Stowe, a private equity firm with $20 billion under management, as an investor lead in the healthcare IT industry. Earlier in his career, he served as head of corporate development at The TriZetto Group, where he was responsible for M&A, strategic alliances, joint ventures, investments and capital raising activities. Prior to TriZetto, he held a variety ofsenior strategy, business development and legal roles, including general counsel at Bausch & Lomb Surgical. He holds an M.B.A. from The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California at Irvine, a J.D. from the Albany Law School of Union University, and an A.B.
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