An Exploratory Investigation of Personality in CS:GO

Birch, P. D. J., Greenlees, L. and Sharpe, B. T. (2023) An Exploratory Investigation of Personality in CS:GO. Journal of Electronic Gaming and Esports. ISSN 2836-3523 (In Press)

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Personality traits can provide insightful predictions relating to thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The aim of the present study was to examine differences in personality traits across in-game rank in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). A total of 95 CS:GO players from the United Kingdom and North America were classified using CS:GO in-game rank and grouped into high, moderate and low in-game rank. The NEO-Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) questionnaire was utilised to measure the Big Five Personality traits. Using one-way MANOVA with follow-up tests of Discriminant Analysis, our main finding was that high in-game rank players reported significantly lower levels of neuroticism and significantly higher levels of conscientiousness than both moderate and low in-game rank players. The present study offers preliminary evidence elucidating personality differences across in-game rank in CS:GO players.

Publication Type: Articles
Uncontrolled Keywords: Esports, Big Five, individual differences, in-game rank, performance
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Sport > Research Theme > Enhancing Sport Performance
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Depositing User: Phil Birch
Date Deposited: 02 May 2023 13:34
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2023 15:07

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