Does Gamification Work? -- A Literature Review of Empirical Studies on Gamification

  title={Does Gamification Work? -- A Literature Review of Empirical Studies on Gamification},
  author={Juho Hamari and Jonna Koivisto and Harri Sarsa},
  journal={2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences},
This paper reviews peer-reviewed empirical studies on gamification. We create a framework for examining the effects of gamification by drawing from the definitions of gamification and the discussion on motivational affordances. The literature review covers results, independent variables (examined motivational affordances), dependent variables (examined psychological/behavioral outcomes from gamification), the contexts of gamification, and types of studies performed on the gamified systems. The… CONTINUE READING
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