EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

A cross cultural comparison of virtual pet companionship in the UK and Japan

Thomas Chesney (), Hiroko Kanoh () and Shaun Lawson ()
Additional contact information
Thomas Chesney: Nottingham University Business School
Hiroko Kanoh: Yamagata University, http://www.yamagata-u.ac.jp/
Shaun Lawson: University of Lincoln, School of Computer Science

ICBBR Working Papers from International Centre for Behavioural Business Research

Abstract: The Comfort from Companion Animals Scale was translated into Japanese and a survey conducted of virtual pet users in the UK and in Japan. Data were used to test the notion that Japanese users have a stronger bond of affection with virtual pets than users in the West. Our findings support this position.

Keywords: User behaviour; cross cultural studies; virtual pet (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-11-25
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~lizecon/RePEc/bbr/pdf/14.pdf

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bbr:workpa:14

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in ICBBR Working Papers from International Centre for Behavioural Business Research Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Laure Cabantous ( this e-mail address is bad, please contact ).

 
Page updated 2022-01-12
Handle: RePEc:bbr:workpa:14