A Study on the Influencing Factors on Flow & Addiction of Tiktok Service Users

Tiktok 서비스 이용자의 몰입과 중독에 미치는 영향요인 연구

  • Zhou, Yi-Mou (Department of Digital Media, Kyungsung University) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Ho (Department of Digital Media, Kyungsung University)
  • 주이모 (경성대학교 디지털디자인학과) ;
  • 이상호 (경성대학교 디지털디자인학과)
  • Received : 2020.12.24
  • Accepted : 2021.03.20
  • Published : 2021.03.28


This study deals with the influencing factors on flow and addiction perceived by users of Tiktok service, an SFV service platform that is expanding the market in the middle area between social media and OTT. As the number of Tiktok users increases, researchers thought that research on the cause of addiction would be necessary. Since media users lack media consumption time, they produce and share SFVs rather than long videos, and are affected by exogenous variables. In addition, attachment is divided into interpersonal relationships and attachment to services, and the path of attachment was confirmed to be connected to flow and addiction. Through this study, the researchers considered that there were theoretical and practical contributions in that the path leading to addiction of video media services was set and verified as self-exposure and attachment, flow and addiction. These research results can be applied to more diversified video-centered media services, and can be expected to be used for new media emerging in the future.

본 연구는 소셜미디어 OTT의 중간영역에서 시장을 확대하고 있는 SFV 플랫폼인 Tiktok 서비스의 이용자가 인식하는 몰입과 중독에 미치는 영향요인을 확인하고자 하였다. 연구자들은 Tiktok 이용자가 증가하면서 중독에 이르는 경로에 대한 연구가 필요할 것으로 보았다. 미디어 소비 시간이 부족한 이용자는 긴영상보다 짧은 영상을 제작하고 공유하며 외생변인에 의해 애착에 영향을 받는다. 또한 애착은 대인관계 및 서비스에 대한 애착으로 구분되는데, 애착의 경로는 몰입과 중독으로 연결되는 것으로 확인되었다. 연구자들은 본 연구를 통해 동영상 미디어서비스의 중독에 이르는 경로를 자기노출과 애착, 몰입과 중독 등으로 설정하여 검증하였다는 점에서 이론적, 실무적 공헌점이 있다고 보았다. 이러한 연구결과는 더욱 다양화되고 있는 동영상 중심의 미디어 서비스에 적용이 가능하며, 향후 출현하는 새로운 미디어에 활용가능하다는 측면에서 후학의 연구를 기대할 수 있을 것으로 본다.



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