deGraft-Johnson, C., Wang, Y., Sutherland, M., Norman, K.
This study examined the relationships between a
person's scores on the Five Factor Personality
Inventory with (a) how much they liked and (b)
how difficult they found it to play four different
genres of video games (fighting, racing,
dancing, first-person shooter). It was
hypothesized that there would be a correlation
between personality factors and which genres of
games people preferred to play. Participants
played one of two games from each genre and
filled out the Five Factor Personality Inventory
and ratings of their liking and perceived ease for
each game. Conscientiousness was negatively
correlated with perceived ease of first-person
shooter games. Extraversion was positively
correlated with both liking and perceived ease
of dancing games. Agreeableness was positively
correlated with liking of dancing games.
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