A1 Journal article (refereed)
Internet addiction continuum and its moderating effect on augmented reality application experiences : digital natives versus older users (2023)


Stangl, B., Kastner, M., Park, S., & Ukpabi, D. (2023). Internet addiction continuum and its moderating effect on augmented reality application experiences : digital natives versus older users. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 40(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/10548408.2023.2199776


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Publication details

All authors or editorsStangl, Brigitte; Kastner, Margit; Park, Sangwon; Ukpabi, Dandison

Journal or seriesJournal of Travel and Tourism Marketing

ISSN1054-8408

eISSN1540-7306

Publication year2023

Publication date02/01/2023

Volume40

Issue number1

Pages range1-17

PublisherRoutledge

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/10548408.2023.2199776

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/92062


Abstract

Problematic online usage (POU) and Internet addiction (IA) lack a refined classification. Using 796 questionnaires, this study is the first to reveal a continuum ranging from Casual users (i.e. older users) to Addicts (i.e. digital natives) acknowledging five different severity levels of POU to IA. Depending on where users are located within the addiction continuum, usability of augmented reality (AR) applications has different effects. Most interestingly, the experience of Casual users is triggered by enjoyment, whilst enjoyment exerts a negative effect on the emotional and action experiences of Addicts-in-denial. The study provides actionable implications for IA, POU, and AR behaviour.


Keywordsentertainmentmobile appsaugmented realitydigital nativesinternet addiction

Free keywordsaugmented reality; experience design; internet addiction; internet addiction continuum; emotional perception; mobile applications; digital natives; enjoyment; entertainment; behavioural intention


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

Preliminary JUFO rating1


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