The Relationships Between Personality Traits and Online Game Playing Motivations Amongst College Students

  • Jasnina Johari Underwood Sunway University Malaysia

Abstract

As studies focusing on the psychological dynamics of multiplayer realistic battle games in Malaysia is quite limited, the present study attempts to investigate the relationships between personality traits and online game-playing (PUBG; Player Unknown’s Battle Ground) motivations amongst college students. A total of 200 students who are actively playing voluntarily answered the Mini-IPIP (Mini-International Personality Item Pool Scales) (Donellan et al, 2006) and Motivation for Play (Yee, 2006) to measure personality traits and types of motivation in playing online games.   Descriptive and inferential analyses were conducted and the results indicated that the most prevalent personality traits among the players are Agreeableness followed by Extraversion.  In addition, Escapism and Social are the strongest reasons reported for playing the PUBG.   Males are significantly higher in Advancement, Mechanics, Customization and Discovery in-game motivation as compared to females.   Significant correlations are found in a few analyses, namely Extraversion was positively related with Advancement motivation, and Agreeableness was positively related to Teamwork motivation. Lastly, Conscientiousness was positively related with Competition motivation. The results further supported the personality and in-game motivation for future research directions. 


 


Keywords: Personality traits, In-game Motivation, Online Game Players, PUBG

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Published
2024-03-01
How to Cite
JOHARI UNDERWOOD, Jasnina. The Relationships Between Personality Traits and Online Game Playing Motivations Amongst College Students. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 283-295, mar. 2024. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ajress/article/view/25623>. Date accessed: 20 may 2024.
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English Section