Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Cooperation; Immersion; Enjoyment; Self-determination theory

Abstract

"This research examines the effect of cooperative versus non-cooperative game play on immersion and enjoyment in online games. It draws on the self-determination theory to generate the research hypotheses and explain the observed phenomenon. A within-subject experimental design (N=38) was used to evaluate the effects of cooperative versus non-cooperative game play on enjoyment and immersion by having participants play in a manipulated game mode in a controlled gaming environment. The participants' subjective responses were assessed to understand their user experience in cooperative and non-cooperative gaming environments. The results suggest that both immersion and enjoyment were significantly enhanced in cooperative game play."--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Nah, Fiona Fui-Hoon, 1966-

Committee Member(s)

Siau, Keng, 1964-
Hall, Richard H.

Department(s)

Business and Information Technology

Degree Name

M.S. in Information Science and Technology

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2016

Pagination

viii, 42 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (pages 37-41).

Rights

© 2016 Lakshmi Sushma Daggubati, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Internet games -- Social aspects
Computer games -- Psychological aspects
Game theory

Thesis Number

T 10869

Electronic OCLC #

952591451

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