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Aspects of motivation, personality and life satisfaction in online video game players


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Kiralj, Jana. (2018). Aspects of motivation, personality and life satisfaction in online video game players. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Vukasović, Tena].

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Playing video games is a popular way of entertainment and is becoming more available to different populations. So far, research has mostly focused on the correlation between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior, cognition and affect, but as of recent, the focus has expended to the variables of motivation, personality and well-being. Goal of this research was an exploration of differences in the motivational components of online video game playing, satisfaction of basic psychological needs, personality traits and satisfaction with life between MMORPG and non-MMORPG players as well as exploring the correlation between motivational components and basic psychological needs. MMORPG player have shown significantly higher expression of motive for immersion, a higher degree of satisfaction of needs for autonomy and relatedness and more prominent openness to experience. Life satisfaction is correlated negatively with the number of hours of play a week, and no difference was found between the players of different genres in its degree. Achievement as a motivational component is significantly related to the needs for relatedness and competence, social component is related to all three basic psychological needs and the immersion component is related to the need for autonomy. Finally, personality traits and the number of playtime hours a week add to the explained variance of life satisfaction in online video game players.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: video games, self-determination theory, personality traits, life satisfaction, motivation
Subjects: Psychology > Opća psihologija
Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Vukasović, Tena
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 04:46
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 04:46

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