Relationship between Personality Traits and Online Behaviour in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Research on Dota 2 Players

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Abstract

The paper presents the results of the first stage of a research project “Effects of personality traits on behavior in virtual reality games in adolescence and young adulthood”, carried out by the MSUPE Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Modern Childhood in 2015—2017. Research methods include the Q-Sort technique by W. Stephenson, the Butler-Haigh "Real and Ideal Test", and the Role Conflict Questionnaire de- veloped by O.V. Rubtsova. The sample includes 103 active players of MOBA Dota-2 aged 14—25. The paper discusses the outcomes of the study and the revealed statistical corre- lations which prove the hypothesis that individuals’ interest in virtual play activity and its specifics in adolescence and young adulthood are largely determined by personality features of the players and particularly by the presence or absence of role con-flicts in the structure of their identities.

General Information

Keywords: computer games, play activity, virtual reality, adolescence, role conflict

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2018230112

For citation: Rubtsova O.V., Panfilova A.S., Artemenkov S.L. Relationship between Personality Traits and Online Behaviour in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Research on Dota 2 Players. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2018. Vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 137–148. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2018230112. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Olga V. Rubtsova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of "Age Psychology named after prof .L.F. Obukhova" of the Faculty of "Psychology of Education", Head of the "Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Modern Childhood", Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3902-1234, e-mail: ovrubsova@mail.ru

Anastasya S. Panfilova, PhD in Engineering, Researcher, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1892-5901, e-mail: panfilova87@gmail.com

Sergei L. Artemenkov, PhD in Engineering, Professor, Head of the Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia Technologies, Head of the Center of Information Technologies for Psychological Research of the Faculty of Information Technologies, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1619-2209, e-mail: slart@inbox.ru

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