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Gender and computer games / video games: girls’ perspective orientation
Gotland University, Institutionen för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The topic of this thesis is “Gender Differences in Computer games/ Video games Industry”. Due to rapid development in technology and popularization of computers all around the world, computer games have already become a kind of common entertainment. Because computer games were designed especially for boys at the very beginning, there are still some remaining barriers when training female game designers and expanding game markets among female players.This thesis is mainly based on two studies which have enormous contributions to gender issue in computer games area. A simple model is established by summarizing factors mentioned and discussed in those two books. The main purpose consists of two comparisons under Gender Differences: one comparison is between the current data with the previous one, in order to check whether there are any changes during the past 10 years. The other one compares the young people in two regions, Sweden and China, in computer games perspective.Model designing, test, questionnaire and interview methods are used in this paper aiming to collect and categorize the data, which facilitates to analyze the results of the comparisons. The results reflect that although computer becomes a familiar “friend” in modern daily life, there are not obvious changes of girls‟ perspectives in computer game industry. Certainly, there are some differences between the young people coming from two regions which will be expounded in the thesis.

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2010. , p. 57
Keywords [en]
gender differences, computer games, girls' perspectives
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-575OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-575DiVA, id: diva2:327914
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2010-06-03, D22, Gotland University, 16:45 (English)
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-07-01 Created: 2010-06-30 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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