Title
The 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
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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