By Independent Researchers


“Need Satisfaction Supportive Game Features as Motivational Determinants: An Experimental Study of a Self-Determination Theory Guided Exergame” -Media Psychology (2012)

By Wei Peng, Jih-Hsuan Lin, Karin A. Pfeiffer, & Brian Winn Published in Media Psychology, 15, 175–196.  DOI: 10.1080/15213269.2012.673850 ABSTRACT: Empirical studies have validated that basic needs satisfaction supported by video game play predicts motivation and engagement outcomes. However, few studies specifically manipulated game features

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“Media enjoyment as need satisfaction: The contribution of hedonic and nonhedonic needs” -Journal of Communication (2011)

By Tamborini, R., Grizzard, M., Bowman, N. D., Reinecke, L., & Eden, A.   Published in Journal of Communication, 61, 1025-1042. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.2011.01593.x ABSTRACT: Most early research on entertainment defines media enjoyment in functional terms as the satisfaction of hedonic needs. Two studies demonstrate the

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