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Controllable superstition and its relationship with enduring and behavioural involvement in gambling
Lawrence Hoc Nang Fong; Desmond Lam; Davis Ka Chio Fong
2018
Source PublicationINTERNATIONAL GAMBLING STUDIES
ISSN1445-9795
Volume18Issue:1Pages:92-110
Abstract

Superstition is a salient belief given the desire of individuals to control outcomes in daily life, particularly in the context of gambling. This study contributes to the literature by distinguishing controllable superstition from uncontrollable superstition. Furthermore, their relationships with enduring involvement and, subsequently, behavioural involvement, including gambling frequency and variety, are examined. Using partial least squares structural equation modelling, the analysis of data collected from 496 casino gamblers indicates that uncontrollable superstition has two sub-dimensions, which include impersonal outcome and personal state. Controllable superstition positively predicts gambling frequency and variety via enduring involvement, whereas uncontrollable superstition has no effect on enduring involvement. The findings indicate that superstition should not be treated as a unidimensional construct, as controllable and uncontrollable superstitions have different effects on consequential variables. Practical implications are provided for gambling regulators and casino operators.

KeywordCasino Gambling Industry Erroneous Beliefs Luck Macau Control
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/14459795.2017.1378363
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Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaSubstance Abuse
WOS SubjectSubstance Abuse
WOS IDWOS:000423752500006
PublisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF INTEGRATED RESORT AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
Faculty of Business Administration
Corresponding AuthorLawrence Hoc Nang Fong
AffiliationFaculty of Business Administration, University of Macau, Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, China
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Business Administration
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Business Administration
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Lawrence Hoc Nang Fong,Desmond Lam,Davis Ka Chio Fong. Controllable superstition and its relationship with enduring and behavioural involvement in gambling[J]. INTERNATIONAL GAMBLING STUDIES,2018,18(1):92-110.
APA Lawrence Hoc Nang Fong,Desmond Lam,&Davis Ka Chio Fong.(2018).Controllable superstition and its relationship with enduring and behavioural involvement in gambling.INTERNATIONAL GAMBLING STUDIES,18(1),92-110.
MLA Lawrence Hoc Nang Fong,et al."Controllable superstition and its relationship with enduring and behavioural involvement in gambling".INTERNATIONAL GAMBLING STUDIES 18.1(2018):92-110.
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