The influence of flow experience on video games and agression

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dc.contributor.advisor Chesebro, James W. en_US Kim, Jung K. en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:26Z 2011-06-03T19:41:26Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2007 .K56 en_US
dc.description.abstract The relationships between violent content and aggression have not been fully understood and explained in video game research literature. This study sought to determine if video game players" flow experience--a psychological absorption—explains the aggression that can follow video game playing. Employing a survey, this project sought to determine if relationships existed among degrees of violence portrayed in video games, degrees of flow experience, and subsequent aggressive attitudes after gaming. In this study, it was determined that a player's flow experience is more strongly correlated with aggression than is the violent content of video games. Moreover, contradicting the common belief that the video game companies make more profit by increasing the quantity of violent content, there is actually no significant relationship between violence and purchase of video games. However, along the same lines of Hoffman and Novak (1977), this study discovered an increase in purchasing intent related to flow experiences in video games.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Telecommunications
dc.format.extent 75 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Attention. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Video games -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aggressiveness. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Video gamers -- Psychology. en_US
dc.title The influence of flow experience on video games and agression en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature page: Influence of flow experience on violent video games and agression en_US
dc.title.alternative Flow and violent video games en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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