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Emily 05-14-14 12:06 PM

A survey for WoW gamers(55+) and winning $100
 
Dear World of Warcraft gamers,

If you are aged 55+, you are welcome to take a survey about the social and emotional impacts of playing WoW on older adults. It is part of a 4-year founded project: “Aging well, can digital games help?”

Our goal is to examine how to use digital games to improve the quality of life of older adults. In addition to exploring questions about your WoW playing experiences, our study explores the potential social and emotional benefits of playing WoW, like dealing with loneliness, depression and isolation issues.

Here is the survey link: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/davi...dults-and-wow/

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. To maintain the confidentiality of survey response, after submitting the survey, you will be directed to a separate website to provide contact info if you wish to become eligible for the lucky draw of two $100 cash prizes.

This research has received ethics approval and is being conducted under permission of the Simon Fraser University Research Ethics Board. If you have any concerns or complaints with respect to your participation in this research as a participant, please direct them to Dr. Jeffrey Toward, Director, Office of Research Ethics at [email protected] or (1) 778-782-6593.


I'd like to thank everyone in advance for taking the time to complete the survey.

Emily Zhang
PhD Candidate,
Faculty of Education
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, Canada

myrroddin 05-14-14 06:37 PM

Survey not found! Not that I could do it anyway; I'm too young.

In any case, neat to see SFU show up for one of these :)

Phanx 05-14-14 07:06 PM

Yeah, link is broken. Looks like it was copied and pasted after being posted on another forum that also truncates the displayed URL text.

Dridzt 05-14-14 08:27 PM

This is the original link I'm guessing.

http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/davi...dults-and-wow/

Emily 05-16-14 10:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dridzt (Post 292787)
This is the original link I'm guessing.

http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/davi...dults-and-wow/

Thank you very much.

Emily 05-16-14 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myrroddin (Post 292778)
Survey not found! Not that I could do it anyway; I'm too young.

In any case, neat to see SFU show up for one of these :)

Thank you very much for allowing me to post the survey link.

Emily 05-21-14 10:36 PM

Dear survey respondents, thank you very much for your time and support. Until now, we got 54 participants.

But we need a total of 500 participants. Our goal is to explore whether playing WoW is an effective way to deal with some issues experienced by older adults, like loneliness and social-isolation. This kind of research is very significant to them.

If you are aged 55+, and a WoW player, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your participation is extremely important to the success of this project.

JDoubleU00 05-21-14 11:39 PM

What is significant about being 55? I'm close (53) and would like to take the survey.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emily (Post 292899)
Dear survey respondents, thank you very much for your time and support. Until now, we got 54 participants.

But we need a total of 500 participants. Our goal is to explore whether playing WoW is an effective way to deal with some issues experienced by older adults, like loneliness and social-isolation. This kind of research is very significant to them.

If you are aged 55+, and a WoW player, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your participation is extremely important to the success of this project.


Emily 05-22-14 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rocnroll (Post 292900)
What is significant about being 55? I'm close (53) and would like to take the survey.

Thank you very much for your interest. In my opinion, "55" is still young.

In some countries, the retirement age is 55(, although it is 65 in other countries). We set "55" as the age limit because some people at this age may be retired, and thus lose some social contact. We want to know whether playing WoW is an effective way to increase social interaction.

JDoubleU00 05-23-14 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emily (Post 292924)
Thank you very much for your interest. In my opinion, "55" is still young.

In some countries, the retirement age is 55(, although it is 65 in other countries). We set "55" as the age limit because some people at this age may be retired, and thus lose some social contact. We want to know whether playing WoW is an effective way to increase social interaction.

Thanks, that makes sense.

Emily 05-23-14 09:57 PM

We got 60 participants now. Thank you very much.

Emily 05-25-14 07:40 PM

Hello, we got 69 participants now. If you haven't done it, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. If you quit the survey in the middle, you still can take it again. Your participation is important to the success of this project.

Thank you very much

Emily 05-26-14 11:20 PM

Hi everyone,

If you have any comment or question about this survey, please post them here. This will help us improve the quality of this research.

10leej 05-27-14 06:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emily (Post 293020)
Hi everyone,

If you have any comment or question about this survey, please post them here. This will help us improve the quality of this research.

Likely going to have to run the survey on other wise as well if your not already doing it.

Emily 05-27-14 10:14 PM

Hi,
Here are some backgrounds for this study.

In the spring 2013, we did a survey about general digital games playing among older adults. We found many older adults play digital games with their grandchildren.

In the spring 2014, we did a Wii Bowling experiment. We had 20 teams, each of which had 4 members. These teams competed with each other. We assessed how playing game together affects their social interaction. Here is the score board: http://wiibowl.wordpress.com/

Now, we are doing this WoW survey. Our next step is to conduct a WoW experiment to assesss the cognitive impacts of playing WoW on older adults.

Emily 05-29-14 05:54 PM

Hi,
we have got 88 participants now.

JDoubleU00 05-29-14 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emily (Post 293092)
Hi,
we have got 88 participants now.

FYI. I got my son playing WoW. :)

saanlem 05-31-14 08:44 AM

Completed the survey :)
A 63 year old gamer!

Emily 06-02-14 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saanlem (Post 293111)
Completed the survey :)
A 63 year old gamer!

Thank you for your time and support.

Emily 06-02-14 05:10 PM

Hi, we got 103 responses now.
Again, if you haven't done it , please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Emily 06-08-14 12:32 PM

Hi, we got 121 responses from different sites now.

Emily 06-11-14 12:09 PM

Hi, we got 130 responses now.

What surprises us is that a lot of female gamers have played WoW.

If you fit the demographic features, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. We appreciate your participation.

Seerah 06-11-14 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emily (Post 293311)
What surprises us is that a lot of female gamers have played WoW.

Nearly half of gamers are female. ;)

Emily 06-16-14 03:15 PM

Hi, we got 137 responses now.

This is the survey that focuses on older gamers. Please take the survey to make it a success.

Emily 06-18-14 04:57 PM

Hi, here is a short report of some results based on the 137 responses.

Gender: female (32.1%), male (67.9%)
Age group: 55-59(62.8%), 60-64(23.5%)
Days per week you’ve played WoW: 1 (2.8%), 2 (3.7%), 3 (13.0%), 4 (13.0%), 5 (17.6%), 6 (10.2%),7 (30.6%)
Hours per day on average you played WoW: 1 hr or less (13.9%), 2-3 hrs(36.1%), 4-5 hrs (28.7%), 6-8 hrs (6.5%), more than 8 hrs (14.8%)
Frequency of playing WoW with family: sometimes (15.3%), frequently (17.6%), all the time (8.1%)
Frequency of playing WoW with real-life friends: sometimes (21.1%), frequently (12.3%), all the time (12.3%)

I will report more results.

BTW, please take a few minutes to complete the survey if you fit the demographic features.

Luckybarton 06-19-14 09:41 AM

At 63, I do not feel old. I would rather play WoW than Facebook, as it is more of a challenge. Good survey! Thx. I wish people would be more friendly on WoW, and not quit the game!

Emily 06-24-14 03:36 PM

Hi, we got 168 responses from different sites now.

I've received many thoughtful ideas and comments about the survey and WoW playing. Thank you very much.

Again, please do the survey if you fit the demographic features.

Emily 07-01-14 04:10 PM

Hi, we got 176 responses now.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Emily 07-08-14 04:42 PM

Hi, we got 191 responses now.
If you fit the demographic features, please take a few minutes to do the survey.
Thanks in advance.

Emily 07-14-14 03:52 PM

We need more responses to make it a robust study. If you fit the demographic features, please take a few minutes to finish the survey.
Thank you very much.

Emily 07-28-14 12:09 PM

Hi, we have 202 responses now.
Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Emily 07-31-14 03:10 PM

If you fit the demographic features, please take a few minutues to complete the survey.
Thanks.

Emily 08-01-14 04:08 PM

Hi, this survey will be closed on September 1.
Please take the survey to make it a success.
The two winners will be drawn in September.

Emily 08-06-14 11:35 AM

Hi, we have 282 responses now.

Emily 08-14-14 11:30 AM

Hi, we have 310 responses now.

Emily 08-17-14 10:17 AM

Hi, we only have two weeks left. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.
Thank you very much.:)

Emily 08-18-14 12:13 PM

Hi, we have 319 responses now.
Thank you for your participation and thoughtful comments.

Emily 08-19-14 10:52 AM

Hi, we have 321 responses now.
This survey will be closed in September. Please complete it as soon as possible if you believe this study is significant.

Thank you very much.

Emily 08-20-14 11:48 AM

Hi, 329 responses now. We are getting there.

monkfunk 08-20-14 05:28 PM

Done. Hope it helps Emily! I play because I'm fascinated with what the developers create.

WoW is as deep as you want it to be, or just a cotton candy bouncy ride if desired. I've been playing for several years and still it's the game design, graphics, & mechanics that interest me.

Emily 08-22-14 10:43 AM

Hi, we have 330 responses now.
You may feel sick of seeing this post every day, but we are trying to get as many responses as possible.
Hope you can understand.

Thank you!

Emily 08-22-14 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkfunk (Post 295733)
Done. Hope it helps Emily! I play because I'm fascinated with what the developers create.

WoW is as deep as you want it to be, or just a cotton candy bouncy ride if desired. I've been playing for several years and still it's the game design, graphics, & mechanics that interest me.

Yes, it helps. Thank you very much.

Emily 08-26-14 01:01 PM

Here is the result of the Question “Has playing World of Warcraft(WoW) caused any of the following problems for you (Please choose all that apply)”?
46.0%--I experience fatigue after playing online for several hours.
25.7%--I sleep less so I can have more time to play online
15.0%--I skip meals because I am so attracted to the game.
46.9%--My exercise habits have changed since I started playing games.
33.6%--I spend less time staying in touch with family and real-life friends because I played WoW.
23.0%--I experienced conflict with my family and real-life friends over how much time I spent playing WoW.
19.5%--I was late or missed work because of the time I spent playing WoW.
22.1%--Other
Here are some other problems: lost spouse, wrist pain, eye fatigue, dropping out other hobbies like reading.

Emily 08-27-14 10:50 AM

Hi, we have 346 responses now.

Emily 08-30-14 10:52 AM

Hi, this survey will be closed on next Monday.
Please take a few minutes to complete it before it's closed.

Emily 09-01-14 11:12 AM

Hi, today is the last day to complete the survey.

Thank you very much for your participation.


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