Reference : Who’s afraid of Donkey Kong? Testing the Stereotype Threat Effect in Video Gaming
Scientific congresses, symposiums and conference proceedings : Unpublished conference
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Communication & mass media
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/38370
Who’s afraid of Donkey Kong? Testing the Stereotype Threat Effect in Video Gaming
English
Holl, Elisabeth mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Wagener, Gary L. []
Melzer, André mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
May-2019
Yes
International
69th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference
from 24-05-2019 to 28-05-2019
[en] stereotype threat effect ; video games ; gender ; casual gaming
[en] In two studies (Study 1: N = 130; Study 2: N = 56) participants played a video game (Bejeweled 3; SkyChasers) and were either confronted with a stereotype threat (ST) or not. ST is defined as the risk of confirming a negative stereotype about one’s own group and has been investigated in various field, i.a. in gaming. In the first study participants were confronted with the stereotype that women would perform worse in video games than men. In the second study we worked with a reversed stereotype, namely that women would have now outpaced males in some genres of video games. Our results show that performance varies across gender and genre. Although we did not find the hypothesized interaction effect of gender and ST condition in performance, self-reported measures, such as perceived frustration, and moderating variables indicate performance differences both for women and men, but on different psychological dimensions.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/38370

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