Potential of second life for psychological counseling: A comparative approach

Fu Yun Yu, Hsiao Ting Hsieh, Ben Chang

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Abstract

The present study explores the potential of Second Life as an alternative channel for university psychological counseling. The media affordances of traditional face-to-face counseling, internet counseling and Second Life counseling were rated along nine distinct features identified as most relevant to psychological counseling. Data collected from a group of 312 university students are being analyzed at the present time. Results shall be able to empirically examine the comparative affordances of the three counseling channels and the potential of Second Life for psychological counseling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEdutainment Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationEducational Games and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Applications - 6th International Conference on E-learning and Games, Edutainment 2011, Proceedings
Pages44-45
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 26
Event6th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2011 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2011 Sep 72011 Sep 9

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6872 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2011
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period11-09-0711-09-09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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