Advanced search options

Advanced Search Options 🞨

Browse by author name (“Author name starts with…”).

Find ETDs with:

in
/  
in
/  
in
/  
in

Written in Published in Earliest date Latest date

Sorted by

Results per page:

You searched for id:"handle:1957/60624". One record found.

Search Limiters

Last 2 Years | English Only

No search limiters apply to these results.

▼ Search Limiters


Oregon State University

1. Kane, Laura (Laura Elizabeth). Why cosplay? Motivations behind participation and use of social media among cosplayers who maintain Facebook Artist Pages.

Degree: PhD, Design and the Human Environment, 2017, Oregon State University

The purpose of this study was to explore motivations behind participation in cosplay and the use of social media among cosplayers who maintain Facebook Artist Pages. Further focus was placed on investigating the role of Facebook Artist Pages in building fame. To explore such motivations, two theories were referenced: Deci and Ryan’s (2000) Self-Determination Theory, which addresses motivations associated with needs for autonomy, relatedness, and competence, and Gountas et al’s (2012) Desire for Fame theory and scale, which addresses the motivation of one’s desire for fame. Part 1 of the study consisted of a content analysis of 155 cosplay Facebook Artist pages. Part 2 of the study consisted of an Aspirations Index and Desire for Cosplay Fame online survey, as well as - semi-structured interview completed by 20 cosplayers who maintain Facebook Artist Pages. Results suggest that cosplayers with Facebook Artist Pages choose to participate in cosplay because of the creative challenge of making a costume (competence), to build new skills (competence), as a bonding activity (relatedness), to be able to don the persona of another character (autonomy), to express their fandom (relatedness), and to receive positive feedback on something they create (competence). Using social media allows cosplayers to share their work (competence), interact with other fans (relatedness), keep up to date on the work of other cosplayers (relatedness), make friends (relatedness), and promote themselves (relatedness and competence). Only two participants indicated they wish to be famous cosplayers, while most others expressed that becoming a famous cosplayer required too much extra time, effort, and money to make it worthwhile. Advisors/Committee Members: Cluver, Brigitte Gaal (advisor), Burns, Leslie (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Cosplay; Cosplay  – Psychological aspects

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Kane, L. (. E. (2017). Why cosplay? Motivations behind participation and use of social media among cosplayers who maintain Facebook Artist Pages. (Doctoral Dissertation). Oregon State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1957/60624

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Kane, Laura (Laura Elizabeth). “Why cosplay? Motivations behind participation and use of social media among cosplayers who maintain Facebook Artist Pages.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, Oregon State University. Accessed August 22, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/60624.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Kane, Laura (Laura Elizabeth). “Why cosplay? Motivations behind participation and use of social media among cosplayers who maintain Facebook Artist Pages.” 2017. Web. 22 Aug 2017.

Vancouver:

Kane L(E. Why cosplay? Motivations behind participation and use of social media among cosplayers who maintain Facebook Artist Pages. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Oregon State University; 2017. [cited 2017 Aug 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/60624.

Council of Science Editors:

Kane L(E. Why cosplay? Motivations behind participation and use of social media among cosplayers who maintain Facebook Artist Pages. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Oregon State University; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1957/60624

.