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In this article, we introduce the notion of “Sense of Virtual Place” (SOVP) and explore the factors affecting it. We argue that SOVP can act as a surrogate for user engagement in virtual environments. We develop and validate a SOVP measure, adapting from a widely used measure of Sense of Place (SOP) in the academic disciplines of environmental and social psychology.

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Aug 10th, 12:00 AM

Sense of Virtual Place (SOVP): Conceptual Exploration and Initial Empirical Validation

In this article, we introduce the notion of “Sense of Virtual Place” (SOVP) and explore the factors affecting it. We argue that SOVP can act as a surrogate for user engagement in virtual environments. We develop and validate a SOVP measure, adapting from a widely used measure of Sense of Place (SOP) in the academic disciplines of environmental and social psychology.