Building bonds: an examination of relational bonding in continuous content contribution behaviors on metaverse-based non-fungible token platforms

Crystal T. Lee, Zimo Li, Yung Cheng Shen*

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

摘要

Purpose: The proliferation of non-fungible token (NFT)-based crypto-art platforms has transformed how creators manage, own and earn money through the creation, assets and identity of their digital works. Despite this, no studies have examined the drivers of continuous content contribution behavior (CCCB) toward NFTs. Hence, this study draws on the theory of relational bonds to examine how various relational bonds affect feelings of psychological ownership, which, in turn, affects CCCB on metaverse platforms. Design/methodology/approach: Using structural equation modeling and importance-performance matrix analysis, an online survey of 434 content creators from prominent NFT platforms empirically validated the research hypotheses. Findings: Financial, structural, and social bonds positively affect psychological ownership, which in turn encourages CCCBs. The results of the importance-performance matrix analysis reveal that male content creators prioritized virtual reputation and social enhancement, whereas female content creators prioritized personalization and monetary gains. Originality/value: We examine Web 3.0 and the NFT creators’ network that characterizes the governance practices of the metaverse. Consequently, the findings facilitate a better understanding of creator economy and meta-verse commerce.

原文英語
期刊Internet Research
DOIs
出版狀態接受/付印 - 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 通訊
  • 社會學與政治學
  • 經濟學與計量經濟學

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