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Virtually encounter your offender : exploring potential users' attitudes towards VR when traditional Victim-Offender-Mediation is unfeasible

Benken, M.S.A. von den (2020) Virtually encounter your offender : exploring potential users' attitudes towards VR when traditional Victim-Offender-Mediation is unfeasible.

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Abstract:VOM is always on voluntary basis. Both parties (victim and offender) should accept the invitation in order for mediation to occur. Half of the people decline this invitation, depriving the other part of VOM. Due to discovered psychological benefits of VOM, an alternative for the deprived party could be a good option. The alternative used in this thesis was an alternative in VR with an Avatar. This research was a first step towards exploring the perspectives of potential users regarding an alternative in VR with an Avatar, when traditional VOM is unfeasible. Results showed that self-oriented motives might be predictors to participate in VR VOM. Participants’ intention to use a potential VR application became stronger after they obtained more information about the state-of-art in VR, but they stayed neutral about to what extent they would be willing to try out an alternative in VR when they would be a victim themselves.
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/81835
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