Lucas and Sherry, Sex Differences in Video Game Play

Male players reported their gratification of

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Unformatted text preview: = .95. They liked imagination games (M = 4.11, SD = .93) more than female players did (M = 3.57, SD = 1.15), t(521) = 5.76, p < .001, d = .52. See Table 3 for differences in male players' and female players' liking of video game genres. Hypothesis 7 posited that young men will be more motivated by competition than young women will. Male players reported their gratification of competition (M = 3.87, SD = 1.47) higher than female players reported theirs (M = 2.73, SD = 1.41). This difference was significant, t(531) = 9.12, p <.001, and 516 Downloaded from http://crx.sagepub.com at CORNELL UNIV LIBRARY on January 2, 2009 Lucas, Sherry Sex Differences in Video Game Play the effect size was large, d = .80. ANCOVA analysis results confirm a significant F(2, 531) = 55.46, p < .001, and large, partial 2 = .17, difference even after controlling for playing time per week. As such, Hypothesis 7 was supported. Hypothesis 8, that young women will be more motivated by challenge than by competition was tested with a t test. Among female players, challenge...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course COMM 1126 taught by Professor Casad during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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