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Development of an Indigenous Inventory GMAB (Gambling Motives, Attitudes and Behaviors) for Chinese Gamblers: An Exploratory Study
Tao,Vivienne Y.K.; Wu,Anise M.S.; Cheung,Shu Fai; Tong,Kwok Kit
2011-03
Source PublicationJournal of Gambling Studies
ISSN10505350
Volume27Issue:1Pages:99-113
Abstract

Scale development in the extant gambling literature has been dominated by pathological gamblers, but the non- or sub-clinical gamblers have been overlooked. Moreover, most scales are predominantly based on Western samples; only a few of the scales have Chinese versions validated with Chinese samples. A rarely explored niche still exists for the development of an indigenous scale for Chinese gamblers. The current exploratory study made the first step towards such a direction by identifying factors through the construction of an indigenous Gambling Motives, Attitudes and Behavior (GMAB) scale for Chinese gamblers. Preliminary items were generated primarily from focus group discussions. The items were administered through a telephone survey in which 791 randomly sampled gamblers participated. Exploratory factor analyses revealed (a) five dimensions of gambling motives, namely, self-worth, monetary gains, sensation seeking, boredom alleviation, and learning; (b) four dimensions of gambling attitudes, namely, luck and fate, attitudes toward negative consequences in gambling, techniques, and superstition; and (c) six dimensions of behavior, namely, impaired control in gambling, gambling involvement, arousal reaction, superstitious behavior, controlled gambling and casino exploration. Implications of the interplay among these factors and future research directions were discussed.  

KeywordAttitudes Behaviors Chinese Gambling Motives
DOI10.1007/s10899-010-9191-3
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Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaSubstance Abuse ; Psychology
WOS SubjectSubstance Abuse ; Psychology, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000288221300008
PublisherSPRINGER, 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Corresponding AuthorTao,Vivienne Y.K.
AffiliationDepartment of PsychologyFaculty of Social Sciences and HumanitiesUniversity of Macau,Macao
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
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Tao,Vivienne Y.K.,Wu,Anise M.S.,Cheung,Shu Fai,et al. Development of an Indigenous Inventory GMAB (Gambling Motives, Attitudes and Behaviors) for Chinese Gamblers: An Exploratory Study[J]. Journal of Gambling Studies,2011,27(1):99-113.
APA Tao,Vivienne Y.K.,Wu,Anise M.S.,Cheung,Shu Fai,&Tong,Kwok Kit.(2011).Development of an Indigenous Inventory GMAB (Gambling Motives, Attitudes and Behaviors) for Chinese Gamblers: An Exploratory Study.Journal of Gambling Studies,27(1),99-113.
MLA Tao,Vivienne Y.K.,et al."Development of an Indigenous Inventory GMAB (Gambling Motives, Attitudes and Behaviors) for Chinese Gamblers: An Exploratory Study".Journal of Gambling Studies 27.1(2011):99-113.
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