Interpersonal relationship needs of virtual behavior: from virtual communities to virtual worlds

Li, Honglei, Lee, Kun-Chang and Lai, Vincent (2009) Interpersonal relationship needs of virtual behavior: from virtual communities to virtual worlds. In: AIS Fifteenth Americas Conference on Information Sciences (AMCIS), 6 - 9 August 2009, San Francisco, USA.

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This paper aimed at exploring motivations for participation in virtual community and virtual world. An interpersonal relationship perspective was introduced as a framework to explore this participation behavior using an interpersonal relationship model—the Fundamental Interpersonal Relationship Orientation (FIRO) model (Will C. Schutz, 1958; William Carl Schutz, 1966). Specifically, the paper attempted to demonstrate that members’ virtual behavior was a response of them to fulfill their interpersonal relationship needs. Two types of their virtual involvement behavior -- Behavior to Obtain Information (BOI) and Behavior to Give Information (BGI) – were investigated in our research. Data used in our analysis was collected from a virtual community—Microsoft Chinese Community and a virtual world—Cyworld. Our ANOVA results suggested that interpersonal relationship model was an applicable construct to explain virtual behavior.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
G700 Artificial Intelligence
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Sarah Howells
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 14:30
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 02:46

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