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Last Man Standing: Battle Royale Games Through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory
Fernandez de Henestrosa, Martha; Billieux, Joël; Melzer, André
2022In Games and Culture, 0 (0), p. 1-22
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Keywords :
battle royale video games; self-determination theory; values; basic psychological needs; subjective well-being
Abstract :
[en] The highly popular video game genre of Battle Royale (BR) games is characterized by survival and exploration elements that feature a last-man-standing gameplay, thus, motivating players to be the final contestant in the game. Drawing on the Self-Determination Theory the present study investigated the role of personal values, psychological needs and well-being in a self-selected sample of 303 BR gamers recruited online. The association between players’ value orientation and well-being was found contingent on players’ BR gaming experience and their need for relatedness. Whereas frequent interaction with this game genre was associated with the basic psychological need satisfaction of autonomy and relatedness, player preference for BR games was related to their need of competence and autonomy. The present study supports the importance of exploring player motives and provides initial insights into the association between BR gaming and basic psychological needs.
Disciplines :
Communication & mass media
Author, co-author :
Fernandez de Henestrosa, Martha ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS)
Billieux, Joël;  Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Melzer, André ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS)
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
Last Man Standing: Battle Royale Games Through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory
Publication date :
21 May 2022
Journal title :
Games and Culture
Publisher :
SAGE
Volume :
0
Issue :
0
Pages :
1-22
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
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