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ERIC Number: ED409872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 12
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How Information Affects Intrinsic Motivation: Two Exploratory Pilot Studies.
Small, Ruth V.; Samijo
Research on the motivational aspects of multimedia games may provide ways to design more engaging user information systems which increase users' exploratory and information-seeking behaviors. Two small-scale exploratory studies examined the effects of introducing information on the intrinsic motivation of users of a CD-ROM game. Results of the first study showed a negative relationship between age and both trait and state curiosity, and a negative relationship between tolerance for ambiguity and state curiosity. The first study showed a significant decrease in state curiosity after subjects received informational clues while the second study found that subjects who received informational help sheets had significantly greater curiosity. (Contains 44 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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