Title
The female player does not exist : gender identity relates to differences in player motivations and play stylesThe female player does not exist : gender identity relates to differences in player motivations and play styles
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Research group
Media, policy and culture
Media, ICT and interpersonal relations in Organisations and Society (MIOS)
Publication type
article
Publication
New Rochelle, N.Y.,
Subject
Psychology
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Cyberpsychology, behavior, and social networking. - New Rochelle, N.Y., 2010, currens
Volume/pages
15(2012):11, p. 634-638
ISSN
2152-2715
2152-2723
ISI
000311081100012
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This study addresses the female player of massively multiplayer online (role-playing) games and investigates how gender identity (GI), indicating a persons identification with characteristics that are traditionally defined as masculine or feminine, can be used to explain playing patterns within the female gender group. Results from an online survey (n = 466) show that females player motivations and play styles vary as a function of their GI, indicating that it is a relevant and additional predictor of play behavior and confirming that female play behavior cannot be generalized based on stereotypical male/female conceptions.
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