Personality and enjoyment of computer game play
This paper introduces a research framework of game play based on a review of media enjoyment theories, personality theories, effects of computer game play, and technology acceptance model. The proposed framework suggests that an appropriate fit between characteristics of the player and gaming technology will result in greater enjoyment while social influence may moderate effects of the fit. An empirical study is carried out to investigate the relationship between enjoyment of computer game play and two personality traits (sensation seeking and self-forgetfulness). Hypotheses are proposed. A survey is conducted in two US universities. Results and implications are discussed.