The social context of video game play: Relationships with the player experience and wellbeing

Vella, Kellie (2016) The social context of video game play: Relationships with the player experience and wellbeing. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis examines the relationships between different social contexts of video game play, the player experience and wellbeing. In doing so it challenges the notion that video game play is socially isolating and shows that there are potential benefits to all contexts of play, including solitary play. Four studies utilizing different methodologies (survey, interview, experiment) collectively demonstrate how different social contexts of play provide distinct opportunities to maintain or enhance wellbeing.

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ID Code: 95981
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Johnson, Daniel & Hides, Leanne
Keywords: Video game, Wellbeing, Social context, Player experience, Self-Determination Theory, Social capital, Social interaction, Mood, Relationships, Digital game
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 05 Jul 2016 01:12
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 01:12

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