Gaming Social Capital: Exploring Civic Value in Multiplayer Video Games

Logan Molyneux, Krishnan Vasudevan, Homero Gil de Zúñiga

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Abstract

Recent research suggests that social interactions in video games may lead to the development of community bonding and prosocial attitudes. Building on this line of research, a national survey of U.S. adults finds that gamers who develop ties with a community of fellow gamers possess gaming social capital, a new gaming-related community construct that is shown to be a positive antecedent in predicting both face-to-face social capital and civic participation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-399
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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