The Habits of Playing and the Reasons for Not Playing Exergames: Gender Differences in Finland

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dc.contributor.author Kari, Tuomas
dc.contributor.author Makkonen, Markus
dc.contributor.author Moilanen, Panu
dc.contributor.author Frank, Lauri
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-26T10:16:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-26T10:16:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012 fi
dc.identifier.citation Kari, T., Makkonen, M., Moilanen, P., & Frank, L. (2012). The Habits of Playing and the Reasons for Not Playing Exergames: Gender Differences in Finland. In U. Lechner, D. Wigand, & A. Pucihar (Eds.), The 25th Bled eConference "eDependability: Reliable and Trustworthy eStructures, eProcesses, eOperations and eServices for the Future" Research Volume - 17.-20.6.2012 Bled, Slovenia (pp. 512-526). Retrieved from https://domino.fov.uni-mb.si/proceedings.nsf/0/e554d83474d02f5bc1257a2a0032a7d4/$FILE/P37_Kari_33.pdf fi
dc.identifier.other TUTKAID_51695
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/40432
dc.description.abstract This study examines the habits of playing and the reasons for not playing digital exercise games (i.e., exergames), concentrating particularly on the gender differences between the male and female players and non-players. Exergames can be considered an important and interesting research topic as they can be used to motivate people to do more exercise and, consequently, to improve their health and well-being. The study is based on analysing an online survey sample of 3,036 Finnish consumers through contingency tables, the Pearson’s χ 2 tests of independence, and the Cramér’s V coefficients. The results of the analysis reveal 11 main reasons for not playing exergames as well as several gender differences both in the habits of playing and in the reasons for not playing exergames. Based on these results, exergames still seem to have a long way to go before they are perceived as interesting enough in terms of the game experience as well as useful enough in terms of their effects on physical fitness.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof The 25th Bled eConference "eDependability: Reliable and Trustworthy eStructures, eProcesses, eOperations and eServices for the Future" Research Volume - 17.-20.6.2012 Bled, Slovenia (pp. 512-526). Edited by U. Lechner, D. Wigand, & A. Pucihar. ISBN 978-961-232-256-4.
dc.relation.uri http://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1027&context=bled2012
dc.rights © The Authors.
dc.subject.other exergames
dc.subject.other habits of playing
dc.subject.other reasons for not playing
dc.subject.other gender differences
dc.title The Habits of Playing and the Reasons for Not Playing Exergames: Gender Differences in Finland fi
dc.type Conference paper en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201211243064
dc.subject.kota 520
dc.contributor.laitos Tietojenkäsittelytieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Computer Science and Information Systems en
jyx.tutka.ksname The 25th Bled eConference "eDependability: Reliable and Trustworthy eStructures, eProcesses, eOperations and eServices for the Future" Research Volume - 17.-20.6.2012 Bled, Slovenia
jyx.tutka.pagetopage 512-526
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/ConferencePaper
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/SubmittedJournalArticle
dc.date.updated 2012-11-24T04:30:17Z
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