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Design influence on player retention: A method based on time varying survival analysis

Thibault Allart, Guillaume Levieux, Michel Pierfitte, Agathe Guilloux, Stephane Natkin
2016 2016 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG)  
This paper proposes a method to help understanding the influence of a game design on player retention.  ...  Then, we introduce how survival analysis can help to model the influence of game variables on player retention.  ...  CONCLUSION We've proposed a method to analyze the influence of design and players behavior on retention.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cig.2016.7860421 dblp:conf/cig/AllartLPGN16 fatcat:v6u2oxf6hnba3pf2mdlubbdspq

Player retention in league of legends

Simon Demediuk, Alexandra Murrin, David Bulger, Michael Hitchens, Anders Drachen, William L. Raffe, Marco Tamassia
2018 Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference on - ACSW '18  
Here, a solution to the problem is presented based on the application of survival analysis, using Mixed Effects Cox Regression, to predict player churn.  ...  Survival Analysis forms a useful approach for the churn prediction problem as it provides rates as well as an assessment of the characteristics of players who are at risk of leaving the game.  ...  [1] took an approach based on both data analysis and player-motivation theory to predict players likely to churn.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3167918.3167937 dblp:conf/acsw/DemediukMBHDRT18 fatcat:fubp6ukiqfck5i4gtiv67agvoe

Measuring Player Retention and Monetization using the Mean Cumulative Function [article]

Markus Viljanen, Antti Airola, Anne-Maarit Majanoja, Jukka Heikkonen, Tapio Pahikkala
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Statistical tools based on the MCF allow game developers to determine whether a given change improves a game, or whether a game is yet good enough for public release.  ...  Player retention and monetization in particular have become central business statistics in free-to-play game development. Many metrics have been used for this purpose.  ...  Note that the censoring time often varies by player; a method that handles this is able to pool the data from users arriving on different days.  ... 
arXiv:1709.06737v1 fatcat:22gtg3cembgopffmwisghbxw44

The identification of deviance and its impact on retention in a multiplayer game

Kenneth B. Shores, Yilin He, Kristina L. Swanenburg, Robert Kraut, John Riedl
2014 Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing - CSCW '14  
Based on our findings, we suggest methods to better identify and counteract the negative effects of deviance.  ...  We then look at the effects of interacting with deviant players, including effects on retention.  ...  An avid player, insightful mentor and beloved friend, he helped make this work possible.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2531602.2531724 dblp:conf/cscw/ShoresHSKR14 fatcat:napwtkgn3zcuxicz2f4x5pasda

INFLUENCE OF COMPETENCY MANAGEMENT ON EMPLOYEE RETENTION IN SERVICE PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS IN KENYA

Richard Rotich
2020 Zenodo  
Turnover is even occurring against a background of varied human resource management interventions to improve employee retention.  ...  The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of competency management on Employee Retention in the service provider sector in Kenya. This study was informed by human capital theory.  ...  Over time, the competency-based curriculum design has become an all-time practise for many organizations.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3872257 fatcat:ogywggpd6naohfjgnkldtvdyji

Female guppies shorten brood retention in response to predator cues

Jonathan P. Evans, Clelia Gasparini, Andrea Pilastro
2006 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology  
In this paper, we use the guppy (Poecilia reticulata), a live-bearing freshwater fish, to test whether the duration of brood retention (the time from mating to parturition) is influenced by experimental  ...  A subsequent evaluation of offspring swimming performance revealed a significant positive association between neonate swimming speeds and the duration of brood retention, suggesting that by accelerating  ...  Acknowledgement We thank Ferdinando Benatelli for the help with the experiments and Jennifer Kelley and two anonymous referees for comments on a previous draft of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00265-006-0302-1 fatcat:trso7ht4n5gyxbqsy33e3m7td4

Longitudinal Trends in Sport Participation and Retention of Women and Girls

Rochelle Eime, Jack Harvey, Melanie Charity, Hans Westerbeek
2020 Frontiers in Sports and Active Living  
The proportion who dropped out during the 7 year period and did not return varied with age in the converse manner, as did the proportion of single-year players.  ...  This study identified patterns of club sport participation, retention and drop-out of women and girls over a 7 year period in a popular team sport in Australia.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank the particular Victorian State Sporting Association for providing the data on which this research was based.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fspor.2020.00039 pmid:33345031 pmcid:PMC7739630 fatcat:jg6xb75ryfa4djoaj7jz63qi6i

Customer Retention by Banks in New Zealand

David Cohen, Christopher Gan, Hua Hwa Au Yong, Esther Chong
2007 Banks and Bank Systems  
A sample (n = 514) of residents of Christchurch, New Zealand were mailed a survey designed to measure these constructs.  ...  This paper examines the impact of several retention-relevant constructs that can influence consumers' decisions to stay with or leave their banks.  ...  The present study was designed to test the contribution of these influences to customer retention.  ... 
doaj:c07845c626c045a494bc774c4f96a977 fatcat:golnv6lrffexla7dwsf4oa7qhu

The relationship between employee benefit management and employee retention

Hiroshi Yamamoto
2011 International Journal of Human Resource Management  
The facts and conclusions presented in this paper were obtained from a study of 1228 employees. Analysis of covariance structures was adopted for testing hypothesis.  ...  About the first one, significant mediator effects of the enrichment of the employee benefit management and the improvement of job satisfaction were clarified.  ...  Acknowledgments This study was based on a presentation made at the 22nd Japanese Association of Industrial and Organizational Psychology held on August 29-30, 2009, in Aomori, Japan. Note 1.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09585192.2011.560871 fatcat:27mb5t7q3va2nhj6lv7r4xu3lm

TALENT RETENTION IN SLOVAK COMPANIES: EXPLORATIVE STUDY

Radovan Savov, Jana Kozáková, Jan Tlučhoř
2022 E & M Ekonomie a Management  
The success of talent management is based on keeping talented individuals in a company.  ...  influence in order to retain talent for future tasks.  ...  The financial situation of the company has a significant impact on talent retention because base salary is the key parameter for employees in the retention process.  ... 
doi:10.15240/tul/001/2022-1-005 fatcat:r4veivmwx5csriusdnicnzkw4m

Predictors of Retention and Achievement in a Massive Open Online Course

Jeffrey A. Greene, Christopher A. Oswald, Jeffrey Pomerantz
2015 The American Educational Research Journal  
In this study, we used survival analysis to examine the degree to which student characteristics, relevance, prior experience with MOOCs, self-reported commitment, and learners' implicit theory of intelligence  ...  Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been heralded as an education revolution, but they suffer from low retention, calling into question their viability as a means of promoting education for all.  ...  For the survival analysis of retention, first we created a life table with basic descriptive information.  ... 
doi:10.3102/0002831215584621 fatcat:yko3gkgcarbvdapqmuc7pa4n5q

A Model of Volunteer Retention in Youth Sport

May Kim, Packianathan Chelladurai, Galen T. Trail
2007 Journal of Sport Management  
Volunteers in sport are indispensable, but there is a dearth of systematic research in volunteer retention.  ...  Using structural equation modeling, data from 515 volunteers in the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) were compared across a fully mediated model, a partially mediated model, and a direct-effects  ...  Because the links between a volunteer and an organization vary, it is necessary to consider other factors that could influence retention of volunteers.  ... 
doi:10.1123/jsm.21.2.151 fatcat:o4e2yc2wzrd5lmkm27zdm3ejky

TALENT MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGY FOR EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RETENTION AND PERFORMANCE WITHIN PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS OF RAJASTHAN

Shailly Dixit
2021 Zenodo  
The study would add to the literature on talent management by analyzing how talent management practices influence organizational outcomes, including retention of employees and the performance of employees  ...  Employee engagement is seen as a significant indicator of good results in organizations.  ...  This analysis was based on the exploratory nature of research, an approach followed by a study that included the self-completed questionnaire.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5763128 fatcat:d3zeciujz5drthj3xcyspsuxtm

Relationship between Strategic Performance Management and Employee Retention in Commercial Banks in Kenya

George Mucai Mbugua, Esther Wangithi Waiganjo, Agnes Njeru
2014 International Journal of Business Administration  
The strategic performance management influenced the employee retention.  ...  A survey design was used to gather the information needed to achieve the objectives. Qualitative and quantitative techniques were used.  ...  Inferential data analysis was done using Pearson correlation coefficient, regression analysis (enter method) and multiple regression analysis (step wise method).  ... 
doi:10.5430/ijba.v6n1p53 fatcat:ohxd62po6rddxpqgtjbhoo4lte

Communication Strategies as Drivers of Nonprofit Donor Retention

Tammy Jameson
2017 Social Science Research Network  
Communication Strategies as Drivers of Nonprofit Donor Retention Abstract According to scholars and organizations that focus on the performance of organizations in the nonprofit sector, retaining loyal  ...  and engaged donors has been a critical component of sustainability.  ...  a leading edge in the organization's market (Table P. 1-1).  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3096453 fatcat:5fy5r7idtrb4bigimm6ufcopce
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