Publication
Title
The female player does not exist : gender identity relates to differences in player motivations and play styles
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Cyberpsychology, behavior, and social networking. - New Rochelle, N.Y., 2010, currens
Publication
New Rochelle, N.Y. : 2012
ISSN
2152-2715 [print]
2152-2723
Volume/pages
15:11(2012), p. 634-638
ISI
000311081100012
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 26.11.2012
Last edited 19.09.2017
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