Publication: How Person-Centric Traits Moderate the Influence of Needs Satisfaction on Player Engagement with Games

Whether or not playing video games results in a positive play experience depends on many factors, including aspects of the player that are generally not considered. We present an approach for understanding how several player-centric traits alter the relationship between needs satisfaction and player engagement. Results from three case studies on personality, motivation, and self-esteem show how person-centric traits must be considered in combination with the satisfaction of needs to ultimately predict game engagement.

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Max Birk
University of Saskatchewan
Regan Mandryk
University of Saskatchewan

Citation

Birk, M., Mandryk, R.L. 2015. How Person-Centric Traits Moderate the Influence of Needs Satisfaction on Player Engagement with Games. In CHI'15 Workshop "Crossing Domains: Diverse Perspectives on Players".

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@inproceedings {368-players_chi2015WS_web,
author= {Max Birk and Regan Mandryk},
title= {How Person-Centric Traits Moderate the Influence of Needs Satisfaction on Player Engagement with Games},
booktitle= {CHI'15 Workshop "Crossing Domains: Diverse Perspectives on Players"},
year= {2015}
}