Section IV – Engagement

SL is the only thing I find interesting.

  Answers %
Never 358 54,5%
Sometimes 194 29,5%
Often 57 8,7%
Always 18 2,7%
Not Sure 30 4,6%
Total 657 100,0%

I often go to Second Life to forget about my real life problems.

  Answers %
Never 290 44,1%
Sometimes 265 40,3%
Often 69 10,5%
Always 21 3,2%
Not Sure 12 1,8%
Total 657 100,0%

I become restless when I cannot log into SL

  Answers %
Never 290 44,1%
Sometimes 221 33,6%
Often 98 14,9%
Always 35 5,3%
Not Sure 13 2,0%
Total 657 100,0%

I think about SL and it is difficult to get focused in other activities.

  Answers %
Never 322 49,0%
Sometimes 243 37,0%
Often 58 8,8%
Always 21 3,2%
Not Sure 13 2,0%
Total 657 100,0%

The first thing I think about when I wake up is SL

  Answers %
Never 398 60,6%
Sometimes 189 28,8%
Often 40 6,1%
Always 20 3,0%
Not Sure 10 1,5%
Total 657 100,0%

I can control how much time I spend in SL

  Answers %
Never 59 9,0%
Sometimes 126 19,2%
Often 186 28,3%
Always 281 42,8%
Not Sure 5 0,8%
Total 657 100,0%

I find myself spending more and more time in SL.

  Answers %
Never 164 25,0%
Sometimes 302 46,0%
Often 136 20,7%
Always 41 6,2%
Not Sure 14 2,1%
Total 657 100,0%

I have skipped school or work so I can be online in SL

  Answers %
Never 532 81,0%
Sometimes 86 13,1%
Often 18 2,7%
Always 5 0,8%
Not Sure 16 2,4%
Total 657 100,0%

I have lied to someone in order to be able to connect to SL.

  Answers %
Never 529 80,5%
Sometimes 98 14,9%
Often 13 2,0%
Always 7 1,1%
Not Sure 10 1,5%
Total 657 100,0%

I feel frustrated and/or depressed when I compare my real life with my second life

  Answers %
Never 502 76,4%
Sometimes 111 16,9%
Often 23 3,5%
Always 13 2,0%
Not Sure 8 1,2%
Total 657 100,0%

I remain logged into SL even when I am upset or frustrated with SL and not really enjoying it.

  Answers %
Never 404 61,5%
Sometimes 176 26,8%
Often 43 6,5%
Always 17 2,6%
Not Sure 17 2,6%
Total 657 100,0%

I feel worried or excited about something that happened or might happen in SL.

  Answers %
Never 219 33,3%
Sometimes 272 41,4%
Often 130 19,8%
Always 25 3,8%
Not Sure 11 1,7%
Total 657 100,0%

I have lost friends or significant people in my life because they don’t understand why I spend time in SL.

  Answers %
Never 603 91,8%
Sometimes 28 4,3%
Often 13 2,0%
Always 2 0,3%
Not Sure 11 1,7%
Total 657 100,0%

In order to be in SL I eat, sleep and/or bathe less.

  Answers %
Never 481 73,2%
Sometimes 120 18,3%
Often 34 5,2%
Always 12 1,8%
Not Sure 10 1,5%
Total 657 100,0%

I consider SL definitely better than my real life.

  Answers %
Never 423 64,4%
Sometimes 164 25,0%
Often 40 6,1%
Always 20 3,0%
Not Sure 10 1,5%
Total 657 100,0%

I lose track of time when I am in SL.

  Answers %
Never 157 23,9%
Sometimes 306 46,6%
Often 121 18,4%
Always 66 10,0%
Not Sure 7 1,1%
Total 657 100,0%

When I am in SL I get so focused that I forget what is going on around me.

  Answers %
Strongly agree 243 37,0%
Agree 276 42,0%
Neither 97 14,8%
Disagree 32 4,9%
Strongly
disagree
9 1,4%
Total 657 100,0%

Data collected on https://slsurvey.wordpress.com from 2007, march 26 to 2007 july 26 657 answers have been recorded for this survey. Publicated on 2007, august 31.

One response

15 12 2009
Get a Second Life « Rafael Minuesa at WordPress

[…] The other day I came across this questionnaire on how Second Life users are affected by this virtual world in their real lives. It’s kind of scary, for example, about 30% of users say that SecondLife is the only thing they find interesting in their lives, or those 30% who say that “The first thing I think about when I wake up is SecondLife”, or the 20% who say that “In order to be in SecondLife I eat, sleep and/or bathe less.” Have a look: https://slsurvey.wordpress.com/survey-result/section-iv-engagement/ […]

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