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Gameaholics are less likely to go to university

Research has shown that those who frequently play computer games are less likely to go to university. The research, which was carried out by Oxford University, involved 17,000 participants born, all of who were born in 1970.

The research also illustrated that reading and career success were linked. Results suggested that 16 year olds that regularly read were more likely to be in a management position by the time they reach 33. For women there was a 14% difference between those who read often when 16 and those who did not. As for men there was a 10% difference between regular readers and non-readers.

The effect of playing computer games regularly meant 6% less chance of women going to university and 5% less chance for men going to university. Some experts have suggested that it is not computer games itself that does the damage, yet it is the fact that when playing computer games they are not participating in other extra curricular activities that may prove more beneficial.

The research did not take into account what genre of game was played.

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