Adapting Emotional Support to Personality for Carers Experiencing Stress

Kirsten Ailsa Smith, Judith Masthoff, Nava Tintarev, Wendy Moncur

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Abstract

Carers - people who provide regular support for a friend or relative who could not manage without them - frequently report high levels of stress. Good emotional support (e.g. provided by an Intelligent Virtual Agent) could help relieve this stress. This study investigates whether adaptation to personality affects the amount and type of emotional support a carer is given and possible interaction effects with the stress experienced. We investigated the personality trait of Emotional Stability (ES) as it is interlinked with low tolerance for stress. Participants were presented with 7 stressful scenarios experienced by a fictitious carer and a description of their personality and asked to rank 6 emotional support messages. We predicted that people with low ES would be given more emotional support messages overall and that ES would affect the type of emotional support messages given in each scenario. We found that participants gave more praise to the high ES carer with a trend towards other support types for the low ES carer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUMAP 2015 Extended Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationPosters, Demos, Late-breaking Results and Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2015)
PublisherCEUR-WS
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
Event1st International Workshop on Personalisation and Adaptation in Technology for Health (PATH 2015), 23rd conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization - Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 29 Jun 20153 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshope Proceedings
PublisherCEUR-WS
Volume1388
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073

Workshop

Workshop1st International Workshop on Personalisation and Adaptation in Technology for Health (PATH 2015), 23rd conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period29/06/153/07/15

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Keywords

  • Ehealth
  • personality
  • emotional support

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Smith, K. A., Masthoff, J., Tintarev, N., & Moncur, W. (2015). Adapting Emotional Support to Personality for Carers Experiencing Stress. In UMAP 2015 Extended Proceedings: Posters, Demos, Late-breaking Results and Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2015) (CEUR Workshope Proceedings; Vol. 1388). CEUR-WS.

Adapting Emotional Support to Personality for Carers Experiencing Stress. / Smith, Kirsten Ailsa; Masthoff, Judith; Tintarev, Nava; Moncur, Wendy.

UMAP 2015 Extended Proceedings: Posters, Demos, Late-breaking Results and Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2015). CEUR-WS, 2015. (CEUR Workshope Proceedings; Vol. 1388).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Smith, KA, Masthoff, J, Tintarev, N & Moncur, W 2015, Adapting Emotional Support to Personality for Carers Experiencing Stress. in UMAP 2015 Extended Proceedings: Posters, Demos, Late-breaking Results and Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2015). CEUR Workshope Proceedings, vol. 1388, CEUR-WS, 1st International Workshop on Personalisation and Adaptation in Technology for Health (PATH 2015), 23rd conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Dublin, Ireland, 29/06/15.
Smith KA, Masthoff J, Tintarev N, Moncur W. Adapting Emotional Support to Personality for Carers Experiencing Stress. In UMAP 2015 Extended Proceedings: Posters, Demos, Late-breaking Results and Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2015). CEUR-WS. 2015. (CEUR Workshope Proceedings).
Smith, Kirsten Ailsa ; Masthoff, Judith ; Tintarev, Nava ; Moncur, Wendy. / Adapting Emotional Support to Personality for Carers Experiencing Stress. UMAP 2015 Extended Proceedings: Posters, Demos, Late-breaking Results and Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2015). CEUR-WS, 2015. (CEUR Workshope Proceedings).
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