The Relationship Between Personality, Recalled Cybersickness Severity, and Recalled Cybersickness Recovery Time
Event Type
Technical Groups
Individual Differences in Performance
TimeTuesday, October 5th2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
DescriptionCharacteristics 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 of 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.