Via Gamepolitics, Dr. Angel Nga-man Leung and Prof. Catherine McBride (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) posted a press release on a study about academic performance and videogaming among Hong Kong Children. There’s an attached pdf with general statistical information which is neatly written for the non-academic, something that’s pretty rare among press releases. Although, they should do something about the image size, it’s huge!
The study looks like a simple survey study with correlations between several common variables and videogames. Academic performance on English, Chinese, Math and social sciences, is negatively correlated with videogame play. Friendship in real life and/or over MMOGs corresponded positively with friendship satisfaction, self-esteem and life satisfaction and some more.
Anyways, go read the press release to see more details. No info yet on which journal they will submit for publication.