This study extends Affective Disposition Theory (ADT) and the Integrated Theory of Enjoyment (ITE) to interactive television/film narratives. In the study, 168 participants were randomly assigned to experience one of two originally-produced films; one with interactive components, the other without. Participants in the interactive condition made choices for the protagonist throughout the films. Path analysis was used to examine hypotheses based on the ITE (using the recent perspective of enjoyment and meaningfulness as outcomes). Results indicate that the principles of ADT and ITE can be applied to interactive narrative forms. Suggestions for future research are offered.
Shafer, D.M., Janicke, S. H. & Seibert, J. (2016). Judgment and choice: Moral complexity, enjoyment and meaningfulness in interactive and non-interactive narratives. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 21(8), 97-106. doi: 10.9790/0837-2106010106
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