Dr. Fontaine has reached out to the citizens of the Robot Republic to gather research data relating to online gaming's impact on wellbeing. Please if you have a moment or some interest in this, read the below letter and participate in the survey. -Cally
Online gaming has been viewed as both a help and a hindrance to individuals, in varying degrees. However, further exploration is needed to determine how excessive gaming impacts individuals’ wellbeing. For many, this activity involves collaboration with others to complete high-risk tasks. One important aspect that can impact our wellbeing is social connectedness, a core component of many online games. The aim of this research is to explore social connectedness within the online gaming community and determine whether a sense of belonging protects individuals’ wellbeing. Dr Charlotte Fontaine is conducting this research, a lecturer in the Discipline of Psychological Sciences at the Australian College of Applied Psychology.
To participate you must be at least 18 years old and able to understand English enough to complete a survey written in English.
If you meet these criteria and wish to participate, you will need to complete the survey which will take approximately 15 minutes. The survey will ask about your age, gender, gaming habits, wellbeing, and feelings of social connectedness. Participation is anonymous, no identifying information will be collected. Every effort will be made to protect the security of your data and your responses will in no way identify you. If you have any concerns or complaints, please email the NPI ACAP HREC Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ethical approval number: 764141021
If you would like to participate, please click this link: https://acap.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6zYXc1f9E5HVbtc
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Lecturer, Discipline of Psychological Sciences
Australian College of Applied Psychology