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ERIC Number: EJ1076421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Using Structural Equation Modeling to Validate Online Game Players' Motivations Relative to Self-Concept and Life Adaptation
Yang, Shu Ching; Huang, Chiao Ling
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v49 n4 p527-542 Dec 2013
This study aimed to validate a systematic instrument to measure online players' motivations for playing online games (MPOG) and examine how the interplay of differential motivations impacts young gamers' self-concept and life adaptation. Confirmatory factor analysis determined that a hierarchical model with a two-factor structure of Social-engaging and Social-disengaging MPOG has better factorial validity than one-factor and two-factor models. The study found that individuals who play online games with Social-engaging MPOG are more likely to have a healthy self-concept and life adaptation, whereas players who have Social-disengaging MPOG have poorer self-concepts and experience a significant, negative, and indirect effect on life adaptation through their self-concept.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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