Exploring persistence in gaming: The role of self-determination and social identity

@article{Neys2014ExploringPI,
  title={Exploring persistence in gaming: The role of self-determination and social identity},
  author={Joyce L. D. Neys and Jeroen Jansz and Eduard S.-H. Tan},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={37},
  pages={196-209}
}
Enjoyment has a central role in explaining persistence in gaming.Hardcore gamers are intrinsically motivated by competence to persist through enjoyment.Casual and Heavy gamers are motivated to persist through enjoyment and connectedness. The question of why players of video games persist gaming in the face of what seems to be insufficient reward has not yet been properly answered. This paper approaches the issue by combining two general psychological theories: Self-determination Theory (Deci… CONTINUE READING

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