Accession Number : ADP006925

Title :   Gender and Attitudes as Predictors of Video Game Performance and Satisfaction,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Personal Author(s) : Thurber, Brittany J. ; Porter, David B. ; Parker, Anne C.

Report Date : 17 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Gender and attitudes toward cooperative and competitive environments were examined as predictors of video game performance. Subjects participated in groups of four, playing as pairs that were rotated each of the five trials. They were motivated toward an interdependent goal, a prize based on group score. Although gender and attitude did not predict performance directly, their interaction explained 28 percent of performance variance. Significant differences between male and female scores were found only in the competitive groups where males performed better than females. A post-task survey revealed that males rated their own performance, as well as that of others more highly than did females. In this study the relationship between attitude and performance appeared to be moderated by gender.

Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), ENVIRONMENTS, FEMALES, INTERACTIONS, MALES, RECREATION, SURVEYS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN).

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE