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Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 152–159 | Cite as

Silver gaming: ter leering ende vermaeck?

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Samenvatting

Deze explorerende kwalitatieve studie geeft inzicht in de rol die exergames voor Nederlandse ouderen kunnen spelen. Met de vijftien participanten (53–78 jaar) die Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2 op de Xbox 360 Kinect speelden, zijn na afloop semigestructureerde interviews afgenomen. Het bleek dat de psychologische basisbehoeften autonomie en competentie (Self Determination Theory) bij hen allen vervuld werden. Het spelen van de exergame game diende niet alleen ter “leering” als therapeutisch instrument met een ervaren positief effect op hun fysiek en sociaal welbevinden, maar leidde ook “ter vermaeck” tot vreugde en spanning.

Trefwoorden

Exergames Ouderen Self-Determination Theory Autonomie en competentie 

Silver gaming: serious fun for seniors?

Abstract

This exploratory qualitative study provides insight into the role that exergames can play for seniors. Fifteen participants (aged 53–78) engaged in playing Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2 on the Xbox 360 Kinect. We conducted semi-structured interviews with each participant and we found that in all cases, their innate psychological needs of autonomy and competence (Self Determination Theory) were met. Playing the exergame not only served as a serious therapeutic instrument with positive effects on the subjective physical and social wellbeing, but it also brought entertainment, providing excitement and fun.

Keywords

Exergames Seniors Self-determination theory Autonomy and competence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departement Bestuurs- en OrganisatiewetenschapUniversiteit UtrechtUtrechtNederland
  2. 2.Afdeling CommunicatiewetenschapUniversiteit van AmsterdamAmsterdamNederland

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