Cristin-resultat-ID: 1926428
Sist endret: 24. februar 2022, 09:26
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2021
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2021

Health and Social Impacts of Playing Pokémon Go on Various Player Groups

Bidragsytere:
  • Alf Inge Wang og
  • Audun Skjervold

Tidsskrift

Entertainment Computing
ISSN 1875-9521
e-ISSN 1875-953X
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2021
Volum: 39
Artikkelnummer: 100443
Open Access

Importkilder

Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85110265755

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Datateknologi

Emneord

Sosiale relasjoner/aktivitet • Allmennhelse • Treningsspill • Fysisk aktivitet

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Tittel

Health and Social Impacts of Playing Pokémon Go on Various Player Groups

Sammendrag

Pokémon Go might be considered to be one of the most successful exergames ever released. When the game was released in the summer of 2016, Pokémon Go players spent more time exercising, being outdoors, and socializing with the unknown, family, and friends. There have been many papers that report on how playing Pokémon Go affects the player’s health. However, few studies report how playing the game has different health and social impact on different groups of players. Specifically, the paper investigates how Pokémon Go has different health and social effects on gender, where the game is played, how much video games players play, their initial physical activity level, and occupation. The survey results of over two thousand active Pokémon Go players show that playing Pokémon Go has a statistically significant positive effect on physical and social activity. It was also found that the game had a different effect on various groups of players and that 50% of the players reported positive health benefits, including weight loss, loss in body fat, and gain in muscle mass. The paper’s most significant result is how Pokémon Go managed to motivate groups who are hard to motivate to be physically and socially active.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Alf Inge Wang

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for datateknologi og informatikk ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Audun Skjervold

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for datateknologi og informatikk ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
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