Motivations to Play Specifically Predict Excessive Involvement in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games: Evidence from an Online Survey

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Title
Motivations to Play Specifically Predict Excessive Involvement in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games: Evidence from an Online Survey
Journal
European Addiction Research
Author(s)
Zanetta Dauriat Francesca, Zermatten Ariane, Billieux Joël, Thorens Gabriel, Bondolfi Guido, Zullino Daniele, Khazaal Yasser
ISSN
1421-9891
1022-6877
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
17
Number
4
Pages
185-189
Language
english
Abstract
Background: Several studies have linked massively multiplayer
online role-playing games (MMORPGs) with possible
problematic usage or internet addiction. Aims: The main
goal of the present study was to assess links between motivations
to play in MMORPGs and addictive involvement in
such types of games. Methods: A total of 696 gamers responded
to an online survey. Results and Conclusion: Five
distinct motivations to play were identified in gamers:
achievement, socializing, immersion, relaxing and escaping.
Multiple regression analysis revealed that addictive
MMORPG use patterns are predicted by achievement, escapism
and socializing motives. Gender was also a significant
predictor of problematic involvement in MMORPGs. Moreover,
addictive MMORPG use positively correlated with the
weekly time devoted to playing MMORPGs.
Keywords
MMORPG, Motives, Gaming, Gaming Disorder
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Web of science
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