The Relationship Between Personality, Recalled Cybersickness Severity, and Recalled Cybersickness Recovery Time

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2021-09-01
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Jasper, Angelica
Doty, Taylor
Sepich, Nathan
Dorneich, Michael
Gilbert, Stephen
Kelly, Jonathan
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Aerospace Engineering
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Psychology
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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringAerospace EngineeringVirtual Reality Applications CenterPsychology
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Characteristics of a virtual reality user are known to affect cybersickness, but the specific role of individual differences, such as personality, is largely unknown. This study addressed this gap through examination of subjective recall survey data relating to experiences in virtual reality, including severity of cybersickness symptoms, cybersickness recovery time, and personality. Mediational structural equation modeling on data from 203 participants who used virtual reality at least once per month indicated that extraversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness were associated with cybersickness severity and that severity was associated with cybersickness recovery time. Further, cybersickness severity fully mediated the relationship between personality and recovery time. These findings highlight the potential relationship between individual differences in personality and suggest further investigation into cybersickness with experimental data and validated measures.
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This is a manuscript of a proceeding published as Jasper, Angelica, Taylor Doty, Nathan Sepich, Michael C. Dorneich, Stephen B. Gilbert, and Jonathan W. Kelly. "The Relationship Between Personality, Recalled Cybersickness Severity, and Recalled Cybersickness Recovery Time." In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 206-210. Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications, 2021. DOI: 10.1177%2F1071181321651185 Copyright 2021 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Posted with permission.
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