Title: Development of a scale to measure gamer experiences in sport video games

Authors: Ho Keat Leng; Do Young Pyun

Addresses: National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 1 Nanyang Walk, 637616, Singapore ' School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK

Abstract: The aim of this study is to develop a scale to measure gamer experiences in sport video games. A two-phase data analysis was conducted with 400 respondents randomly assigned to one of two phases. In each phase, respondents were tasked to play a sports car racing game and complete a survey instrument. The study identified six dimensions of sports video games based on gamer experience. These are challenge, competence, flow, immersion, enjoyment and negative affect. Using this scale, it will be possible to examine differences in gamer experience across sports video games. More importantly, it will be possible to examine the relationship between gamer experience and sponsorship effectiveness in future studies using this scale.

Keywords: sport video games; game experience; scale development; reliability; validity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSMM.2018.094348

International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 2018 Vol.18 No.5, pp.417 - 429

Received: 28 Sep 2016
Accepted: 01 May 2017

Published online: 30 Aug 2018 *

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