Defense Date

10-20-2014

Graduation Date

2014

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

David Delmonico

Committee Member

Maura Krushinski

Committee Member

Bryson Bresnahan

Committee Member

William Casile

Keywords

Coping, Culture, Gamer, Personality, Resiliency, Video Game

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between gamer personality types, preferred coping strategies, and levels of resiliency as a means of beginning to understand the psychological factors making up the gamer culture. This study used a demographic questionnaire, the BrainHex Gamer Personality Test, the Coping Strategies Inventory Short Form, and the ER-89 Ego Resiliency Scale to assess participants. Chi Square analyses were used to explore gamer personality types relationship with coping strategies, a Median Test was used to compare personality types to resiliency levels, and Multiple Regressions were used to explore whether a person's coping style mediated the relationship between personality and resiliency level. The result of these analyses was that there was no significant relationship between personality type, coping strategy, and resiliency levels, with the exception of a moderate negative relationship between engagement coping and resiliency.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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