The recent rise in the adoption of technology-enhanced methodologies for the assessment of psychological abilities (such as cognitive skills and soft skills) has shown the several advantages that these novel technologies have in comparison with traditional methods, including their interactive nature, immediate feedback and the ability to simulate real-life situations. However, the differences between these methods are often difficult to quantify and conceptualize. The aim of the present study is to take a step forward in investigating these differences by evaluating the implicit and explicit motivation in the completion of two tests that assess the ability to manage interpersonal conflict. A sample of 100 participants was asked to complete two psychological tests for conflict management: the ROCI-II, a traditional test and Enact, a serious game, followed by a self-report questionnaire. The motivation, pleasantness and perceived time spent on the two tests were compared. Results show that the technology-enhanced platform was evaluated as significantly more pleasant and interesting. Additionally, graduates/postgraduates in other disciplines than psychology significantly underestimated the time spent interacting with the technological platform in comparison with the standard paper and pencil test.

Investigating motivation and time perception in traditional and technology-enhanced methods for psychological assessment

Pacella D.;Marocco D.
2020

Abstract

The recent rise in the adoption of technology-enhanced methodologies for the assessment of psychological abilities (such as cognitive skills and soft skills) has shown the several advantages that these novel technologies have in comparison with traditional methods, including their interactive nature, immediate feedback and the ability to simulate real-life situations. However, the differences between these methods are often difficult to quantify and conceptualize. The aim of the present study is to take a step forward in investigating these differences by evaluating the implicit and explicit motivation in the completion of two tests that assess the ability to manage interpersonal conflict. A sample of 100 participants was asked to complete two psychological tests for conflict management: the ROCI-II, a traditional test and Enact, a serious game, followed by a self-report questionnaire. The motivation, pleasantness and perceived time spent on the two tests were compared. Results show that the technology-enhanced platform was evaluated as significantly more pleasant and interesting. Additionally, graduates/postgraduates in other disciplines than psychology significantly underestimated the time spent interacting with the technological platform in comparison with the standard paper and pencil test.
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