Proceedings of the First International Conference on Christian and Inter Religious Studies, ICCIRS 2019, December 11-14 2019, Manado, Indonesia

Research Article

Generation Z and the Online Gaming Community: a Study of Multicultural Education in Disruptive Era

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.11-12-2019.2302138,
        author={Jeane Marie Tulung and Febri Kurnia Manoppo and Imriani  Moroki},
        title={Generation Z and the Online Gaming Community: a Study of Multicultural Education in Disruptive Era},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Christian and Inter Religious Studies, ICCIRS 2019, December 11-14 2019, Manado, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICCIRS},
        year={2020},
        month={11},
        keywords={generation z online gaming community multicultural education disruptive era},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-12-2019.2302138}
    }
    
  • Jeane Marie Tulung
    Febri Kurnia Manoppo
    Imriani Moroki
    Year: 2020
    Generation Z and the Online Gaming Community: a Study of Multicultural Education in Disruptive Era
    ICCIRS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-12-2019.2302138
Jeane Marie Tulung1,*, Febri Kurnia Manoppo1, Imriani Moroki1
  • 1: Institut Agama Kristen Negeri Manado, Indonesia
*Contact email: jeane.tulung@iakn-manado.ac.id

Abstract

Disruption era is marked by the emergence of various forms of new innovation products which eventually interrupt the long-existed ones. It also happens in the gaming world characterized by the emergence of online gaming products. The presence of online gaming has formed a community of generation Z which consists of various backgrounds of family, religion, ethnicity, and culture. Thus, Generation Z can gather and socialize in a community and build networks with others. This study was aimed to describe how great the influence of the online gaming community was to the multicultural education of generation Z and what the related factors are. A mixed method was used in this study. The result showed that there was a significant influence between variables of the online gaming community to the multicultural education of generation Z which was caused by several factors, namely: the online gaming community influence the emergence of multicultural tolerance attitude of generation Z; online games were capable in providing an imaginative virtual space; online games created a separated social system for the users; online games as new culture; online games became the gate of entrance to understand the multicultural education, the togetherness principle in virtual space, the new learning experience, and the social narrative in multicultural perspective.