Numerous views have been expounded regarding motivations for entertainment consumption in recent years. This study considered playing video games as a strategy for coping with daily stress and regulating physical and mental states, proposing that ＂temporarily expanding the boundaries of the self＂ is another gaming motivation. Data regarding teenagers from Taiwan's National Communication Database indicated that ＂temporarily expanding the boundaries of the self＂ is the most predictive motivation for role-playing game behavior. Furthermore, the results revealed that game preferences reflect players' gaming motivations, supporting the argument that playing video games is a coping strategy in daily life that helps people recover from stress and strain.
- role-playing game
- media entertainment
- gaming motivation
- temporarily expanding boundaries of the self