The Impact of Meaningful Game Narratives on Attitudes towards Racial Outgroups Shaza, Munifa Yu, Valerie Alvarez, Katrina Chen, Vivian Hsueh Hua 2020-12-24T19:15:50Z 2020-12-24T19:15:50Z 2021-01-05
dc.description.abstract Serious games with interactive narratives have been studied for their potential to influence emotions, behaviors and attitudes concerning real-world people and issues. Past research suggests that the meaningfulness of a narrative is potentially determined by the level of consequence following choices within the narrative. These choices may be the key to improving the effectiveness of an interactive narrative for prosocial outcomes such as improving perceptions towards racial outgroup members. This study examined how consequential and inconsequential choices in meaningful game narratives influence prosocial outcomes towards racial outgroups, as well as the level of meaningfulness perceived by players. Participants in the pre-post experimental study played a newly developed serious game and generally showed improved perceptions towards racial others after gameplay. However, there were no significant differences with regards to prosocial outcomes and perceived meaningfulness of the game narrative between consequential and inconsequential choice conditions of the game.
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2021.168
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-4-0
dc.language.iso English
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Gamification
dc.subject attitudinal change
dc.subject consequences
dc.subject interactivity
dc.subject meaningful choices
dc.subject video games
dc.title The Impact of Meaningful Game Narratives on Attitudes towards Racial Outgroups
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