Hey All, I'm currently doing a sociological study on the influence of gender on gaming experiences. Would anyone be interesting in filling out a short questionnaire to help out? It will only take five to ten minutes to complete and would help a ton! I've posted it below, you can email your completed survey to [email protected] if you don't want to post it here. This is for a school project, not spam or corporate anything! Everything is competely confidential and will only be used for the purposes of the study (which is to get an A in my research class). Thanks! munky Survey Draft Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. I hope to gain a greater understanding of the effect of gender on gamersâ€™ experiences. This research will allow us to see differences and similarities in the way that gender influences both male and female gamers. Please complete the survey to the best of your ability. Thank You! Section 1 â€“ Background Information These questions focus on demographic information to give us a clear picture of todayâ€™s gamer. 1. What is your age? ___________ years 2. What is your gender? a. Female b. Male c. Other 3. What is your primary gaming platform? (please choose only one) a. Console b. PC c. Hand-held Console 4. Which types of game do you predominately play? (please choose only one) a. MMORPG (ex. Everquest, World of Warcraft) b. First-Person Shooters (ex. Halo, Half-Life) c. Strategy/Puzzle (includes fighting games like Street Fighter) d. Racing (planes, trains, automobiles, etc) e. Life-Simulation/Artificial Life Games (ex. The Sims, Nintendogs, Second Life) 5. How long have you been playing video games? __________ years 6. How many hours per day do you play video games (on average) a. 0-2 hours b. 2-4 hours c. 4-6 hours d. Longer than 6 hours Section 2 â€“ Gender in Games These questions focus on playersâ€™ perceptions of gender and how their gender is represented in games. (NOTE: For scale questions--5 is very important, 3 is neutral, 1 is not important. Sorry for the bad formatting!!) 1. Do you prefer to play games with characters of your own gender? a. Yes b. No c. Doesnâ€™t Matter 2. If you are able to choose the gender of your character, do you choose you own gender over another? a. Yes b. No c. Doesnâ€™t Matter 3. How important of a consideration do you think is a characterâ€™s gender to your enjoyment of a game? 5 4 3 2 1 Very important Neutral Not Important 4. Do you feel that your gender is accurately represented in video games? a. Yes b. Generally Yes, but not always c. About 50/50 d. Almost never e. No, not at all 5. If given the choice between two identical games where one main character was of your own gender and the other was not, which would you choose? a. Own gender b. Different gender Section 3 â€“ Gender Discrimination in Gaming These questions focus on the ways in which other players respond to each othersâ€™ genders. 1. Does the gender of a player determine how you interact with them? a. Almost always b. Very Often c. About half of the time d. Rarely e. Almost Never 2. Do you think your gender affects the way other players treat you? a. Almost always b. Very Often c. About half of the time d. Rarely e. Almost Never 3. If other players are not aware of your gender, do you specify it? a. No, never b. Only if asked directly c. Yes, always 4. Do you feel that other players generally react to your gender: a. Positively b. Neutrally c. Negatively 5. How often do other players acknowledge your gender during gameplay? 5 4 3 2 1 Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never 6. How often do other players make negative comments about your gender during gameplay? 5 4 3 2 1 Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never 7. How often do other players make positive comments about your gender during gameplay? 5 4 3 2 1 Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never 8. How often to other players exclude you from playing because of your gender? 5 4 3 2 1 Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never 9. How often do other players attack you/your characters because of your gender? 5 4 3 2 1 Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never 10. How often do you feel your gender plays a role in how other players react to you/your characters? 5 4 3 2 1 Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never 11. How often do other players use gender slurs or insults referring to people of your gender? 5 4 3 2 1 Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never 12. How often do other players express sexual interest in you/your character(s) because of your gender? 5 4 3 2 1 Almost Always About half of the time Almost Never Thank you for participating in this research! Your input will significantly help form an understanding of genderâ€™s influence on todayâ€™s gamer and is greatly appreciated!