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Locus of control and gambling behavior among Chinese gamblers
Vivienne Y.K. Tao; Anise M.S. Wu
2012
Conference Namethe Asia Pacific Conference on Gambling & Commercial Gaming Research
Source Publicationthe Asia Pacific Conference on Gambling & Commercial Gaming Research
Conference DateNov 5-8, 2012
Conference PlaceMacao
Abstract

The present study aimed to examine the link between locus of control and gambling behavior, and the mediating roles of specific gambling attitudes and motives of the relationship in particular. Over two hundred Chinese gamblers were randomly sampled and interviewed in the survey. All the gambling related measures were adopted from the GMAB scale. Findings showed that external locus of control positively predicted impaired control in gambling. Results of path analysis suggested that the positive association between the external locus of control and impaired control in gambling was mediated by the gambling attitude towards fate and luck, and the gambling motive in monetary gain. Implications of findings will be discussed.

Language英語English
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CollectionDEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
AffiliationDepartment of Psychology, University of Macau
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Vivienne Y.K. Tao,Anise M.S. Wu. Locus of control and gambling behavior among Chinese gamblers[C],2012.
APA Vivienne Y.K. Tao,&Anise M.S. Wu.(2012).Locus of control and gambling behavior among Chinese gamblers.the Asia Pacific Conference on Gambling & Commercial Gaming Research.
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