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The Many Faces of Mentoring in an MMORPG

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The Many Faces of Mentoring in an MMORPG
Mentoring refers to the phenomenon where a more skilled or knowledgeable person helps a less skilled or less knowledgeable person gain skill in a particular domain. In this paper we study the phenomenon of mentoring in a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). We identify four different types of mentoring, which map to several important motivational features. We then measure the social networks of mentors at multiple levels, and propose a network model to describe the emergence and evolution of mentoring. Keywords; Mentoring, Social Networks, MMORGP, Mentoring Networks
Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, David Huffaker, Jing Wan
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where SOCIALCOM
Authors Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, David Huffaker, Jing Wang, Jeffrey William Treem, Dinesh Kumar, Marshall Scott Poole, Jaideep Srivastava
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