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Gaming And Risk-Perception: The relationship between games and risk perception

Rohaan, D. (2013) Gaming And Risk-Perception: The relationship between games and risk perception.

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Abstract:A significant correlation between games and risk-perception exists. Although, it’s still not clear which factors are playing a role. This study is designed to get a good understanding about the factors which correlate with each other. To answer this question we have to examine the amount of hours spent on a favorite game, in combination with the risk-perception of certain risk categories. It was expected that there would be a negative correlation between the total amounts of hours spend on a video game and the risk-perception of a person, unless the risks in the game and real life don’t match. This means that the risk-perception in real life will decrease if the total amount of hours spend on a favorite video game rise. The opposite can be true as well. The second hypothesis aims to examine the relationship between risks in a video game and the risk-perception in real life. With this hypothesis the expectation is that there is positive correlation between risk-perception in real life and the risks in a person’s favorite video game. This means that the risk-perception in real life will decrease, if the risks in a person’s favorite game decrease as well. The opposite can be true as well. The results show that there is a significant correlation between the hours spent on a favorite game per week and the risk-perception in real life. Although these correlations aren’t only positive or negative, this differs per category. The results also show that there is no significant correlation between the intensity of the risks in games and the risk-perception of a person in real life. There was only one game genre and category that had a significant correlation.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63326
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