Online Gaming and Personality : Explaining Gamers’ Cheating Intention

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Services  
Author(s): Menzel, Johannes; Meier, Marco  ; Maier, Christian 
Title of the compilation: Proceedings of the 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Conference: 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, Hawaii
Year of publication: 2023
Pages: 2346-2355
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-6-4
Language(s): English
Abstract: Cheating in online games poses a risk to game publishers, as it deters other gamers and reduces revenues. These facts make it essential for game publishers to understand ‘who’ in the sense of gamers with what personalities have cheating intentions. Building on psychology research, we draw on (a) the big five personality traits and (b) the dark triad personality traits to explain how these reflect gamers’ personalities and together lead to cheating intentions. Following a configurational approach (N=192), we reveal two configurations explaining high cheating intention and one explaining low cheating intention. We contribute to online gaming research by revealing that gamers with cheating intentions have specific personalities. We advance information systems (IS) personality research by combining broad and dark triad traits to explain divergent behavior like cheating.
GND Keywords: Computerspiel; Fünffaktorenmodell der Persönlichkeit; Cheat <Computerspiel>; Dunkle Triade; Fuzzy-Menge; Vergleichsmessung
Keywords: Games and Gaming, big five personality traits, cheating, dark triad, fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsqca), online gaming
DDC Classification: 004 Computer science  
330 Economics  
RVK Classification: ST 515   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Conferenceobject
Release Date: 9. January 2023