Research has explored online users who are hooked on Internet applications such as chat rooms, web surfing, and interactive games. Online game addiction is one of the problems arisen from the use of the Internet. This study is motivated by a causal connection found from previous research of computer game addiction. The study describes two typical types of online games and looks further into the causes of the addiction by using two main theories. We also propose research hypotheses and discuss possible implications of online game addiction.
Park, Yangil and Chen, Jeng-Chung V.
"In Search of Factors to Online Game Addiction and its Implications,"
Journal of International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 16
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol16/iss2/6