A Motivational Model of Video Game Engagement

  title={A Motivational Model of Video Game Engagement},
  author={A. Przybylski and C. Rigby and R. Ryan},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={154 - 166}
  • A. Przybylski, C. Rigby, R. Ryan
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
  • More Americans now play video games than go to the movies (NPD Group, 2009). The meteoric rise in popularity of video games highlights the need for research approaches that can deepen our scientific understanding of video game engagement. This article advances a theory-based motivational model for examining and evaluating the ways by which video game engagement shapes psychological processes and influences well-being. Rooted in self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000; Ryan & Deci, 2000a… CONTINUE READING

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