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Do Achievement Systems Undermine Intrinsic Player Motivation?

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Zulkifly, A and Lewis, I and de Salas, K, Do Achievement Systems Undermine Intrinsic Player Motivation?, Proceedings of CGAMES 2013 USA, 30 July - 1 August 2013, Louisville, Kentucky USA, pp. 19-22. ISBN 978-1-4799-0820-2 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Official URL: http://cgamesusa.com/13/

DOI: doi:10.1109/CGames.2013.6632598

Abstract

Achievement Systems are inextricably tied to the largest gaming service platforms in the world currently. The current literature suggests that Achievements act as extrinsic motivators and grant players new challenges and goals in games. However, prevalent models of motivation report that extrinsic motivation undermines intrinsic interest in a task. This paper seeks to explore this problem space and offers a proposed method of measuring this phenomenon.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:game, video game, motivation, engagement, achievements, achievement systems
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information Systems
Research Field:Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Computer Software and Services
Objective Field:Computer Gaming Software
Author:Zulkifly, A (Mr Adam Zulkifly)
Author:Lewis, I (Dr Ian Lewis)
Author:de Salas, K (Dr Kristy de Salas)
ID Code:86094
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2013-08-22
Last Modified:2018-03-30
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