Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: M.S.
College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Jody Illies
Dr. Daren Protolipac
Dr. Edward Ward
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Gamification, Personality, Testing, Faking
This study examines the new method of gamification for measuring individual differences for personal decision making. The first purpose was to examine if gamification, compared to generally accepted self-report inventories, has convergent and differential evidence that will support gamification’s assessment ability. Results did not find support for gamification’s ability to measure individual differences. Participants’ ability to fake was also measured to see if gamification is less susceptible to this problem that plagues self-report methods. Support was found for this hypothesis, which potentially provides a bright outlook for gamification. Casting a shadow on this hope though, participants’ perceptions of face validity was also measured and found that gamification was rated as appearing less valid. Last but not least, how enjoyable participants found gamification and self-report measures was compared and it was found that gamification was more enjoyable.
Fiore, Carolyn A., "Gamification of Individual Differences" (2016). Culminating Projects in Psychology. 4.