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The effects of videogame achievements on player motivation


Lewis, I and Zulkifly, A and de Salas, K, The effects of videogame achievements on player motivation, International Journal of Computer and Information Technology, 4, (2) pp. 1-6. ISSN 2279-0764 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Achievements in games are assumed to be extrinsic motivators yet this has not been shown to be the case experimentally. This study attempts to determine whether achievements exhibit characteristics more closely related to intrinsic or extrinsic motivators. An experiment was conducted in order to examine the effects of Achievements in a controlled environment. It was found that Achievements show no strong correlation with intrinsic motivation. The game itself had more of an effect on intrinsic motivation than Achievements, but Achievements may cause an increase in the returning rate of players.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:videogames, games, achievements, achievement systems, motivation
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information security management
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Media services
Objective Field:Animation, video games and computer generated imagery services
UTAS Author:Lewis, I (Dr Ian Lewis)
UTAS Author:Zulkifly, A (Mr Adam Zulkifly)
UTAS Author:de Salas, K (Associate Professor Kristy de Salas)
ID Code:99296
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2015-03-19
Last Modified:2017-11-13
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