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The players’ perspective of Reach Out Central : a therapeutic interactive online game

Shandley, Kerrie, Klein, Britt and Austin, David 2008, The players’ perspective of Reach Out Central : a therapeutic interactive online game, E-journal of applied psychology : clinical and social issues, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 51-55, doi: 10.7790/ejap.v4i2.132.

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Title The players’ perspective of Reach Out Central : a therapeutic interactive online game
Author(s) Shandley, Kerrie
Klein, Britt
Austin, DavidORCID iD for Austin, David orcid.org/0000-0002-1296-3555
Journal name E-journal of applied psychology : clinical and social issues
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Start page 51
End page 55
Total pages 5
Publisher Swinburne University of Technology
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1832-7931
Keyword(s) young people
mental health
internet
online game
Summary Therapeutic online games are potentially a valuable way of improving the mental health of young people. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the qualitative component of a formal evaluation conducted on Reach Out Central (ROC), an online game for 16-25 year olds which aims to improve mental health. Participants completing a post-program survey from the evaluation (n=154) were required to respond to two open-ended questions; what they liked most, and least, about ROC. Responses indicate that online games can be a successful way of educating, as well as attracting and engaging, young people. Suggestions are made regarding issues future developers should take into consideration when developing programs of a similar nature.
Language eng
DOI 10.7790/ejap.v4i2.132
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Swinburne University of Technology, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052230

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Psychology
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