Attachment styles, motivations, and problematic use of massively multiplayer online games
Suárez, Lidia, Thio, Cephas F.W., and Singh, Smita (2012) Attachment styles, motivations, and problematic use of massively multiplayer online games. International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research, 53 . pp. 45-49.
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The current study examined the relationship between different adult attachment styles, motivations, and gaming problems associated with massively multiplayer online games. Firstly, we explored the association between attachment styles and problematic online gaming use. Secondly, we explored the different motivations that people with different attachment styles have to play massively multiplayer online games. Findings indicated that participants with anxious attachment style and avoidant attachment style showed more problematic online gaming issues than participants with secure attachment style. Also, all the participants played mainly to immerse themselves into a virtual world, and not for social motivation or achievement motivation.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||massively multiplayer online games; attachment styles; motivation; cyberpsychology; problematic internet use|
|FoR Codes:||17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||30 Nov 2012 12:16|
|Last Modified:||02 Apr 2013 11:21|
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