Inducing individuals to engage in a gamified platform for environmental conservation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-713
Journal / PublicationIndustrial Management and Data Systems
Issue number4
Online published14 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


Purpose - This research draws on goal framing theory and gamification affordance to understand how gamification design encourages users' continuous usage of information systems (IS) to perform proenvironmental behaviors. 
Design/methodology/approach - Survey data (N = 307) were collected from users of a gamified IS designed for environmental protection. The research model was examined with structural equation modeling. 
Findings - Satisfying users' demand on green effectiveness, enjoyment, and social gain directly/indirectly predicts users' intention to continue to utilize the gamified IS for proenvironmental behaviors. Moreover, gamification affordance of autonomy support, visibility of achievement, competition, and interactivity influences the satisfaction of the users' relevant demands. 
Originality/value - This research contributes to the IS research for environmental sustainability at the individual level. Specifically, this research extends the understanding of users' decision-making on continuance and the role of gamification design in the context of gamified IS developed for environmental conservation.

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  • Environment conservation, Gamification affordance, Gamified information systems, Goal framing theory, Proenvironmental behavior