Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2024-06-04 06:51:02



Honors Course

PSYC 498-003 INS 11743

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2024


This project attempts to discover the importance of several cognitive traits in esports performance, specifically League of Legends. The traits (performance indicators) measured are frustration tolerance, locus of control, self-efficacy, and intrinsic/extrinsic motivation. Participants will take several existing tests to measure each trait, as well as provide their League of Legends username(s) so that their results can be compared to their in-game performance. I hypothesize a positive relationship between League of Legends rank and frustration tolerance, internal locus of control, intrinsic motivation, and self-efficacy. I hypothesize a negative relationship between rank and external locus of control, extrinsic motivation, and frustration intolerance. Participants' scores on each measure will be analyzed for significance and compared to both their current rank as a percentile and their historical ranking. We hope to suggest a relationship between these performance indicators and long-term improvement by analyzing which indicators are most prevalent in players who are improving over time.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Kevin Kaut

First Reader

Dr. Jessica Otto

Second Reader

Dr. Andrea Snell

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Charles A. Waehler

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