Development of an Instrument to Measure Enjoyment of Computer Game Play

by Xiaowen Fang, Susy Chan, Jacek Brzezinski, Chitra Nair
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction ()
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Abstract

This article reports on the development of an instrument designed to measure the enjoyment of computer game play. Despite the enormous technological progress in the field of computer games, enjoyment of computer game play is still not a well- defined construct. Based on Nabi and Krcmar’s (2004) tripartite model of media enjoyment, a survey questionnaire was developed to measure computer game play- ers’ affective, behavioral, and cognitive reactions. Expert consultation, exploratory, and confirmatory card sorting sessions were used to refine the instrument. A sur- vey of computer game players was subsequently conducted to test the instrument. Reliabilities and construct validities were analyzed. Findings and their implications were discussed.

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