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Title: Impact of online gamers’ personality traits on interdependence, network convergence, and continuance intention : perspective of social exchange theory
Authors: Huang, HC
Cheng, TCE 
Huang, WF
Teng, CI
Keywords: Online game
Personality
Social exchange theory
Structural equation modelling
Survey
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: International journal of information management, 2018, v. 38, no. 1, p. 232-242 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of information management 
Abstract: Interdependence and network convergence among users characterize strong online social networks and fuel continuance intention. However, little is known about what personality traits are related to interdependence and network convergence. This study answers this question by utilizing social exchange theory to develop the hypotheses. We survey 2212 online gamers and analyse the data with structural equation modelling. We find that extraversion and openness are positively related to interdependence and network convergence, while conscientiousness is negatively related to interdependence and network convergence. Moreover, agreeableness is positively related to interdependence, while neuroticism is negatively related to interdependence. Finally, both interdependence and network convergence are positively related to continuance intention. This study is the first to examine how personality traits are related to interdependence and network convergence, which fuel continuance intention of online gamers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/74612
ISSN: 0268-4012
EISSN: 1873-4707
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.08.009
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