Influence of Interactive Questions on the Sense of Presence and Anxiety in a Virtual-reality Job-interview Simulation

Shotaro Shimizu, Nobuyuki Jincho, Hideaki Kikuchi

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Abstract

Job interviews are one of the most common methods of selecting employees. However, most people experience a certain amount of anxiety during a job interview. This study aims to help people overcome this anxiety by using a virtual reality job-interview simulation system. This system utilizes voice recognition, a dialogue knowledge base, and morphological analysis to generate new questions that include nouns from the user’s answers. We expect the user’s sense of presence and anxiety to increase with interactive questions. This research used self-assessment questionnaires and psychophysiological measures to investigate two study conditions: (a) using developing questions that included part of the user’s answer (n = 10) and (b) using a fixed developing question (n = 10). The results suggested that using developing questions that included the user’s answer provided a greater sense of presence and anxiety.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 3rd International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulations, ICVARS 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450365925
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 23
Event3rd International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulations, ICVARS 2019 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 2019 Feb 232019 Feb 25

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulations, ICVARS 2019
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period19/2/2319/2/25

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Biological signal analysis
  • Interactive question generation
  • Job interview
  • Sense of presence
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Shimizu, S., Jincho, N., & Kikuchi, H. (2019). Influence of Interactive Questions on the Sense of Presence and Anxiety in a Virtual-reality Job-interview Simulation. In Proceedings of the 2019 3rd International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulations, ICVARS 2019 (pp. 1-5). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3332305.3332307