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Absorption, dissociation, locus of control and presence in virtual reality.

Murray, Craig and Fox, Jezz and Pettifer, Stephen (2007) Absorption, dissociation, locus of control and presence in virtual reality. Computers in Human Behavior, 23 (3). pp. 1347-1354. ISSN 0747-5632

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    Abstract

    The present study aimed to explore the relationship between a number of psychological variables and a reported sense of presence in Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR). It was hypothesised that participants’ scores on measures of absorption, dissociation, and external locus of control would be positively and significantly correlated with a measure of their sense of presence in IVR. A total of 64 people took part. Significant correlations were found between Presence and Dissociation (r=.403, p<0.01), and Presence and Locus of Control (r=.268, p<0.05). However, the correlation between Presence and Absorption was not significant (r=-.037, p=.386). The findings reported here suggest a complex interrelationship of psychological variables in relation to Presence in IVR that warrants further research.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Computers in Human Behavior
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Absorption ; Dissociation ; Locus of control ; Presence ; Virtual reality
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
    ID Code: 26082
    Deposited By: Dr Craig Murray
    Deposited On: 16 Mar 2009 13:49
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:28
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26082

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