Gaming Preferences and Personality among School Students

Balan Rathakrishnan and Soon Singh Bikar Singh and Azizi Yahaya (2023) Gaming Preferences and Personality among School Students. Children, 10. pp. 1-14.

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Gaming has vastly developed into numerous genres; nonetheless, most studies in the literature emphasize the violent genre only. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the relationship between personality and gaming preferences among school students. This study also aims to investigate the difference in the time spent on gaming based on gender. The third objective involves examining the differences in frequency in playing a video game based on age. The sample group comprised 420 school students aged between 12 and 17 years old, including hardcore and casual gamers. The online survey was conducted using Google Forms, and the participants were requested to answer the demographic questionnaire, Big Five Inventory, and Gaming Preferences Questionnaire. The obtained data were analyzed using SPSS 26.0 software for general descriptive statistics. The results show that there was a significant relationship between gaming preferences roleplaying game (RPG), combat, online, and music genres) and personality (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientious, neuroticism, and openness). The results also indicate a difference between gender and the number of hours spent on gaming, but no such difference existed between age and the frequency of playing games. From the psychological perspective, gaming preference is related to their personality and influences the behavior of children and overall health in daily life.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Personality, Gaming, School student, Gender
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB5-3640 Theory and practice of education > LB1603-1696.6 Secondary education. High schools
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC8-6691 Special aspects of education > LC65-245 Social aspects of education
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2023 10:01
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 10:01

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