Fun and Fatigue
Male players are more willing to sell their accounts. There was also a moderate correlation with age. Younger players are more willing to sell their accounts (r = .20). An ANCOVA showed that the age and gender differences were significant independent of each other. In other words, it's not the case that the age difference is only driven by the gender difference, or vice versa.
A multiple regression with player motivations as predictors found a weak model (r-squared = .09) where the Competition and Relationship motivations emerged as the strongest predictors. The more competitive a player is, the more likely they will sell their account. On the other hand, the more a player enjoys forming relationships in an MMO, the less likely they will sell their account.
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