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ERIC Number: EJ947463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Place Presence, Social Presence, Co-Presence, and Satisfaction in Virtual Worlds
Bulu, Saniye Tugba
Computers & Education, v58 n1 p154-161 Jan 2012
This study investigated the relationship among three types of presences, including place presence, social presence, and co-presence in virtual worlds and their relationship with satisfaction and immersive tendencies of students. Students' scores on a subjective questionnaire were analyzed. The results indicated that there was a significant relationship among the place presence, social presence, and co-presence. While social presence seemed to affect the satisfaction most, place and co-presence also affected students' satisfaction in the virtual world. Moreover, immersive tendencies of the students were related to their place and co-presence but not to their social presence. Findings highlighted the important issues for the design of virtual world environments to increase presence and satisfaction of students. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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