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A Study on Social Interaction Factors Influencing on Excessive Online Game Usage
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 1,  2016, pp.387-398
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.1.387
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A Study on Social Interaction Factors Influencing on Excessive Online Game Usage
Kim, Yong-Young; Kim, Mi-Hye;
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The market size of online games has been rapidly growing as well as the behaviors of online gaming users have been changed. Online games are different from the traditional video games, because they permit players to interact each other during playing games. Today online gaming is a part of everyday life and social interaction has an impact on online gaming behaviors. Social interaction does not only have a positive impact on online game behaviors, but it also has a negative impact on them such as excessive online game usage. Previous research has a limitation to consider social interaction as a comprehensive concept. In order to fill the gap, we explore the factors of social interaction influencing on excessive online game usage. After reviewing previous literature, this study chooses three factors of social interaction such as escaping loneliness, expanding online social bridging capital, and reinforcing offline social bonding capital. The findings show that all of three factors of social interaction positively affect the excessive online game usage.
Online Game;Social Interaction;Loneliness;Social Bonding;Social Bridging;
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