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The role of trait emotional intelligence in gamers' preferences for play and frequency of gaming

Herodotou, Christothea; Kambouri, Maria and Winters, Niall (2011). The role of trait emotional intelligence in gamers' preferences for play and frequency of gaming. Computers in Human Behavior, 27(5) pp. 1815–1819.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2011.04.001
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Abstract

This paper examines the role of trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) in gamers’ preferences for play and frequency of gaming in a sample of 1051 young adult US/European gamers, who play frequently the online massively multiplayer game, World of Warcraft (WoW). Trait EI was shown to predict social and achievement preferences for play as well as frequency of gaming. In particular, trait EI was positively correlated to a preference for social practices per se and negatively correlated to a preference for achievement-oriented, instrumental practices. These findings advocate that gamers’ preferences for play are in accordance with their emotion-related personality characteristics. Trait EI was also negatively associated with frequency of gaming suggesting that lower scorers on trait EI are more likely associated with more frequent game use.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 0747-5632
Extra Information: 2009 Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Computing ICIC 2009, 2009 Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Computing
Ulsan, Korea
16–19 September 2009
Edited by De-Shuang Huang
Keywords: Trait EI; preferences for play; frequency of gaming; online gaming
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Item ID: 44556
Depositing User: Christothea Herodotou
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 09:54
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44556
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