Massively multiplayer online game addiction: Instrument development and validation

Lee, Zach, Cheung, Christy and Chan, Tommy (2015) Massively multiplayer online game addiction: Instrument development and validation. Information & Management, 52 (4). pp. 413-430. ISSN 0378-7206

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2015.01.006

Abstract

The primary objective of this paper is to develop and validate an instrument for massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) addiction. Three stages of instrument development were undertaken to achieve this objective: item generation, scale development, and instrument testing. The results of a confirmation factor analysis confirmed the existence of seven dimensions of MMOG addiction, namely Salience, Mood Modification, Tolerance, Withdrawal, Conflicts, Relapse, and Loss of Control. The final instrument exhibits adequate levels of reliability, convergent validity, discriminant validity, and nomological validity. The instrument is expected to assist future empirical research on MMOG addiction. The theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: massively multiplayer online game, technology addiction, conceptualization, instrument development, confirmatory factor analysis
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Tommy Chan
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 09:09
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 09:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/32242

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