Social Play in an Exergame: How the Need to Belong Predicts Adherence

@article{Kaos2019SocialPI,
  title={Social Play in an Exergame: How the Need to Belong Predicts Adherence},
  author={Maximus D. Kaos and Ryan E. Rhodes and Perttu H{\"a}m{\"a}l{\"a}inen and T. C. Nicholas Graham},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2019}
}
  • M. Kaos, R. Rhodes, T. Graham
  • Published 2 May 2019
  • Education
  • Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
The general trend in exercise interventions, including those based on exergames, is to see high initial enthusiasm but significantly declining adherence. Social play is considered a core tenet of the design of exercise interventions help foster motivation to play. To determine whether social play aids in adherence to exergames, we analyzed data from a study involving five waves of six-week exergame trials between a single-player and multiplayer group. In this paper, we examine the multiplayer… 

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