Escapist Motives for Playing On-Line Games: Preliminary Results from an Exploratory Survey

Frantisek Sudzina, Liana Razmerita

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    Abstrakt

    Social games have become popular along with the tremendous growth of social networking sites, esp. Facebook. There is a gap in literature on what motivates people to play Facebook games. This paper studies social games usage behavior of students.
    We focus on escapist reasons, based on Warmelink, Harteveld and Mayer’s framework (2009) of escapist motives, which identifies four main motives for playing on-line games: mundane breaking, stress relieving, pleasure seeking, and imagination conjuring. In the paper, we report preliminary findings from an exploratory questionnaire survey. Besides importance of escapist motives for playing Facebook and other on-line games, we investigate how they are linked to demographic data such as: age, gender, place of origin, along with other social interactions patterns and social network usage behavior, current gaming status and an estimate of gaming time. According to our study, only 10% of respondents, who have started to play Facebook games, continued to play them. The most important motives for playing games is mundane breaking, the second reason is pleasure.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelBLED 2012 Proceedings : Research Volume
    RedaktørerRoger Clarke, Andreja Pucihar, Jože Gričar
    UdgivelsesstedBled
    ForlagBled eCommerce Conference
    Publikationsdato2012
    Sider497-511
    Artikelnummer39
    ISBN (Trykt)9789612322564
    StatusUdgivet - 2012
    BegivenhedThe 25th Bled eConference. 2012: eDependability: Reliable and Trustworthy eStructures, eProcesses, eOperations and eServices for the Future - Bled, Slovenien
    Varighed: 17 jun. 201220 jun. 2012
    Konferencens nummer: 25
    http://bledconference.org/index.php/eConference/2012

    Konference

    KonferenceThe 25th Bled eConference. 2012
    Nummer25
    Land/OmrådeSlovenien
    ByBled
    Periode17/06/201220/06/2012
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    Emneord

    • Facebook
    • On-Line Gaming
    • Escapism
    • Empirical Research

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