"They may be pixels, but they're MY pixels:" Developing a metric of character attachment in role-playing video games

Melissa L. Lewis, René Weber, Nicholas David Bowman

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new and reliable metric for measuring character attachment (CA), the connection felt by a video game player toward a video game character. Results of construct validity analyses indicate that the proposed CA scale has a significant relationship with self-esteem, addiction, game enjoyment, and time spent playing games; all of these relationships are predicted by theory. Additionally, CA levels for role-playing games differ significantly from CA levels of other character-driven games.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalCyberpsychology and Behavior
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008

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