Playing Human Computation Games for Mobile Information Sharing: The Influence of Personality and Perceived Information Quality

  • Ei Pa Pa Pe-Than
  • Dion Hoe-Lian Goh
  • Chei Sian Lee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8279)


Applications that use gaming elements to harness human intelligence to tackle computational tasks are increasing in popularity and may be termed as Human Computation Games (HCGs). Recently, HCGs have been utilized to offer a more engaging experience for mobile information sharing. Yet, there is a lack of research that examines individuals’ personality and behaviors related to HCGs. This understanding may be important in identifying HCG features that suit different personality orientations. Thus, this study aims to investigate the influence of individuals’ personality and perceptions of information quality on intention to play HCG for mobile information sharing. In a study of 205 participants, results revealed that personality traits of extraversion and openness, as well as perceived information accuracy and relevancy were significant in predicting intention to play. Implications of our work are also discussed.


Human computation game mobile multiplayer game mobile information sharing personality information quality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ei Pa Pa Pe-Than
    • 1
  • Dion Hoe-Lian Goh
    • 1
  • Chei Sian Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and InformationNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

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