Why do adolescents like to play computer games and what do they play? Taiwan high school students' experiences

Chien Chou*, Meng Jung Tsai

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In order to answer why adolescents like to play computer games and what do they play, this study explores the correlates of Taiwan high school students' motivations, behaviors and pleasures related to computer game playing. Five hundred and thirty five valid data were collected. The results indicate that respondents spend an average of 4.15 hours per week playing computer games. Respondents reported that they play games primarily for entertainment, for seeking information, and for filling time and as social device. They experience most pleasure in this shared experience, followed by excitement and fantasy. The stronger the motivation to play, the greater the pleasure players experience in playing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education
Pages577-582
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2003
EventProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 30 Jun 20032 Jul 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period30/06/032/07/03

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Computer games
  • High school students
  • Taiwan

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