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            The average age of my sample was 22.9. Out of the 100 respondents, 14 were female. 60% of all respondents used to play or still play Magic: The Gathering. 75% regularly play some kind of computer game. 52% have participated in MOOís or MUDís. 60% have played a character of the opposite gender.

            As for the 3 Big-5 Factors. I compared the average from the survey to the averages I had gotten from a general undergraduate sample in a past study The study was done in spring '99 and consisted of 40 undergrad students.. Each questionís answers were ranked from 1 to 5. Thus, the range of each factorís sum ranges from 3-15. The undergrad sample was recalibrated for the scaling difference.

  Survey Sample Undergrad Sample
Extraversion 9.61 9.78
Agreeableness 12.25 12.28
Openness 12.99 11.84

            The difference in Openness between the samples is significant (p<0.001).

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