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dc.contributor.advisorJeria, Jorgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorNiemi, Eric J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-02T21:16:10Z
dc.date.available2017-08-02T21:16:10Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17731
dc.descriptionAdvisors: Jorge Jeria.en_US
dc.descriptionCommittee members: Sonya Armstrong; Lisa Baumgartner.en_US
dc.description.abstractEmploying a critical discourse analysis as a methodology, the study provides information into the intersection of male student development, video games, and two-year higher education institutions. Using a sample of 13 participants, this research study examines how male students at two year higher education instructions use video games to construct their masculinity. This study provides evidence that college men construct multiple definitions of masculinity by playing video games. Further, the benefits explored include academic and workplace strategies for success. Finally, opportunities for two year institutions to further engage this student population is included.en_US
dc.format.extent268 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshVideo games--Social aspects--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMasculinity--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMale college students--Effect of technological innovations on--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshAdult educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshHigher educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshGender studiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMass communicationen_US
dc.titleThe games men play : how community college men use video games to construct masculinityen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling, Adult and Higher Educationen_US
dc.description.degreeEd.D. (Doctor of Education)en_US


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