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#1 12 years ago

Hi All,

My name is Daniel Loton, and i'm currently completing an honors thesis as part of a Psychology degree at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. For my thesis, I've decided to conduct an online, international study of adult gamers, looking at whether there is a relationship between gaming and communication styles, self esteem and video game addiction (or problem video game playing, as it is yet clinically unproven that video game 'addiction' exists).

Gaming is phenomenally popular now, and particular kinds of games have become a new avenue for communication. I've chosen to look at whether elements of video gaming can predict a measure of communcation styles (including verbal and non-verbal expressivity and sensitivity), self esteem and signs of problem video game playing. The study will hopefully identify what (if any) elements of communication are related to video gaming, and explore the existence or prevalence of problem video game playing.

If you have 15-20 minutes to participate in the survey, or are interested in the topic, please visit http://www.computergameresearch.com The survey is COMPLETELY anonymous, and the information you could provide can contribute to a still infantile branch of research, particularly in relation to the popularity of the actual topic (gaming). Note you do not have to be a gamer to participate, as this allows even more interesting comparisons!

Thanks very much, and if you have questions please don't hesitate to reply, pm me or email me.

Regards, Daniel Loton.




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#2 12 years ago

I took it, hope that helps you.




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#3 12 years ago

i went to the link and it says that if yhour not atleast 18 years of age then you should go to this certain link saying that im not 18 years of age... I clicked it and it went to disney online?!




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#4 12 years ago

I just completed your survey, good luck with your thesis.




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#5 12 years ago

oki im gonna take it now good luck




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#6 12 years ago

interesting study. ok im going to take it. good luck.




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#7 12 years ago

im not 18 and i dont have time to take the survey right now...but i DID get a pretty big kick out of the link to disney...gl w/ the study man