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Hypersexual Avatars – Who Wants Them?
RISE, Swedish ICT, SICS. Interaction.
Number of Authors: 3
2005 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Women are less dedicated to computer gaming than men. Previous studies show that one reason might be that current games exhibit hypersexualised female avatars: avatars that have exaggerated sexual signals to which female players object. We report on a study in which this hypothesis was tested. The study was performed with men and women aged 17-22 from the Stockholm area. In our study, both women and men showed similar preferences in avatar selections. However, we also found that the women seemed to be more aware of personality stereotypes, in that they were more consistent in attributing a hypersexual avatar to a ‘bimbo’ personality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005, 1. , 4 p.
Keyword [en]
Design, Experimentation, Human Factors
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-21129OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-21129DiVA: diva2:1041163
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ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology
Available from: 2016-10-31 Created: 2016-10-31Bibliographically approved

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