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Video Game Uses and Gratifications as Predictors of Use and Game Preference
Unformatted Document Text:  Video game U&G 27 Table 1 Analysis of Video Game Uses and Gratifications Instrument Item # Item Factor Loading Internal Consistency χ 2 (df = 5) Parallelism χ 2 (df = 15) Alpha Competition 34.10*** 39.52*** .86 6 I like to play to prove to my friends that I am the best. .79 12 When I lose to someone, I immediately want to play again in an attempt to beat him/her .72 16 It is important to me to be the fastest and most skilled person playing the game. .81 20 I get upset when I lose to my friends. .78 Challenge 88.17*** 32.29*** .80 3 I feel proud when I master an aspect of a game. .70 8 I find it very rewarding to get to the next level. .84 13 I play until I complete a level or win a game. .64 17 I enjoy finding new and creative ways to work through video games. .64 Social Interaction NA* 5.54** .81 7 My friends and I use video games as a reason to get together. .83 15 Often, a group of friends and I will spend time playing video games. .83 Diversion NA* 10.29*** .89 4 I play video games when I have other things to do. .90 10 I play video games instead of other things I should be doing. .90 Fantasy 77.04*** 40.02*** .88 1 I play video games because they let me do things I can’t do in real life. .75 9 Video games allow me to pretend I am someone/somewhere else. .88

Authors: Sherry, John. and Lucas, Kristen.
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Video game U&G 27
Table 1
Analysis of Video Game Uses and Gratifications Instrument
Item
#
Item Factor
Loading
Internal
Consistency
χ
2
(df = 5)
Parallelism
χ
2
(df = 15)
Alpha
Competition
34.10***
39.52***
.86
6
I like to play to prove to my
friends that I am the best.
.79
12
When I lose to someone, I
immediately want to play again
in an attempt to beat him/her
.72
16
It is important to me to be the
fastest and most skilled person
playing the game.
.81
20
I get upset when I lose to my
friends.
.78
Challenge
88.17*** 32.29*** .80
3
I feel proud when I master an
aspect of a game.
.70
8
I find it very rewarding to get to
the next level.
.84
13
I play until I complete a level or
win a game.
.64
17
I enjoy finding new and creative
ways to work through video
games.
.64
Social
Interaction
NA*
5.54** .81
7
My friends and I use video games
as a reason to get together.
.83
15
Often, a group of friends and I
will spend time playing video
games.
.83
Diversion
NA*
10.29*** .89
4
I play video games when I have
other things to do.
.90
10
I play video games instead of
other things I should be doing.
.90
Fantasy
77.04*** 40.02*** .88
1
I play video games because they
let me do things I can’t do in real
life.
.75
9
Video games allow me to pretend
I am someone/somewhere else.
.88


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