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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for the three counseling channels with regard to the nine media features

From: The potential of Second Life for university counseling: a comparative approach examining media features and counseling problems

Media features examined and rated Counseling channels
Traditional (n = 310) Internet (n = 311) SL (n = 311)
Anonymity M (SD) 3.21 (2.19) 6.90 (1.92) 7.07 (1.76)
Choice of appearance M (SD) 5.61 (2.73) 3.70 (2.45) 7.01 (2.09)
Choice of counselors M (SD) 5.13 (2.29) 5.01 (2.31) 6.81 (1.83)
Interactivity M (SD) 8.28 (1.37) 3.11 (1.80) 5.33 (1.90)
Convenience in time M (SD) 4.10 (1.88) 7.11 (1.66) 7.20 (1.50)
Convenience in place M (SD) 4.09 (1.84) 7.15 (1.89) 7.58 (1.49)
Privacy of place M (SD) 5.57 (2.12) 6.60 (2.04) 7.14 (1.79)
Diversity of counseling sites M (SD) 4.27 (2.01) 5.21 (2.23) 7.40 (1.63)
Availability of counseling objects M (SD) 5.76 (2.30) 3.76 (2.24) 6.45 (2.06)
  1. Note: each of the media features was rated on a scale from 1 to 9