Personality Dimensions and Functional Impairment among Massively Multiplayer Online Players (MMOs)

Author: Verda Zahid

Supervisor: Tehreem Arshad

Degree:  BS

Year: 2009-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study was conducted to investigate the various dimensions of personality and functional impairment among Massively Multiplayer Online Players and Non Massively Multiplayer Online Players. For this purpose sample of 100 was taken from various gaming zones in Lahore. A between group, research design was employed and it was hypothesized that current study will there will be difference in Personality dimensions and functional impairment among MMOs and non-MMOs. Young Diagnostic Questionnaire for Internet addiction was used as a screening tool. Eysenck Personality Inventory and Work and Social Adjustment Scale were used to access which personality dimension will lead to functional impairment. Results depict no difference in personality dimension and functional impairment among MMOs and non-MMOs. Implications for further studies will be assessed.

Keywords: Personality Dimensions, Functional Impairment, Online gamers, MMO Players, Non-MMO Players.

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