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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Finance & Decision Sciences

Title

Massively multiplayer online game addiction: Instrument development and validation

Language

English

Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. 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.

Keywords

Conceptualization, Confirmatory factor analysis, Instrument development, Massively multiplayer online game, Technology addiction

Publication Date

2015

Source Publication Title

Information and Management

Volume

52

Issue

4

Start Page

413

End Page

430

Publisher

Elsevier

ISSN (print)

03787206

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