ERIC Number: ED173361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Personality Characteristics and Game Evaluation. Research Report (1977-78).
Pratt, Linda K.; And Others
Seven simulation games were played and evaluated by twenty-six graduate students as part of a course in simulation/gaming. Each student also completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a personality type inventory which assigns each person to one of 16 types based on their placement on each of four dichotomous dimensions. The students' evaluation of the games was then related to their personality type. Differences in game evaluation were found to be related to only the Thinking-Feeling dimension. Thinking types preferred to make decisions based on data and logic while Feeling types tended to trust their emotions. In general, Feeling types rated their personal reactions to the games more positively than did the Thinking types, with the differences significant on three games and in the same direction on the remaining four. In addition, a high percentage of Feeling types indicated they would like to play all games again. There were no consistent differences in the two groups' perceptions of the group functioning in the games or in whether the students would use the game in a class they might teach. (The results were discussed in terms of the distribution of Thinking-Feeling types in certain professions. Evaluation questions are appended). (Author/RD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Central Univ., Durham.
Identifiers: Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)