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Perceived Game Realism: A Test of Three Alternative Models.
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PMID:  23134423     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Perceived realism is considered a key concept in explaining the mental processing of media messages and the societal impact of media. Despite its importance, little is known about its conceptualization and dimensional structure, especially with regard to digital games. The aim of this study was to test a six-factor model of perceived game realism comprised of simulational realism, freedom of choice, perceptual pervasiveness, social realism, authenticity, and character involvement and to assess it against an alternative single- and five-factor model. Data were collected from 380 male digital game users who judged the realism of the first-person shooter Half-Life 2 based upon their previous experience with the game. Confirmatory factor analysis was applied to investigate which model fits the data best. The results support the six-factor model over the single- and five-factor solutions. The study contributes to our knowledge of perceived game realism by further developing its conceptualization and measurement.
Wannes Ribbens
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2152-2723     ISO Abbreviation:  Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101528721     Medline TA:  Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven , Leuven, Belgium .
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