Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Using the social capital and uses and gratifications perspectives, this study employs a qualitative, interview-based approach to studying the pro-social benefits of online multiplayer gaming.Through in-depth interviews, this study contributes to the literature of pro-social benefits of online multiplayer gaming by corroborating past research with evidence that online multiplayer gaming fosters the generation of social capital, both bridging and bonding, and cultural capital. Further, online gaming offers players a sense of community, provides them the tools to form and work together in coordinated teams, and allows them to feel a sense of mastery, excitement, and accomplishment with each in-game victory.
Hastings, Kent L., "The Social, Anti-Social Network: A Qualitative Study on Pro Social Benefits of Online Multiplayer Gaming" (2015). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 5781.