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Problem Gambling: An Exploration of the Role of Global Personal Hopefulness, Short-Term Gambling Hope, and Illusion of Control Beliefs.

Ginakis, Spiro and Ohtsuka, Keis (2005) Problem Gambling: An Exploration of the Role of Global Personal Hopefulness, Short-Term Gambling Hope, and Illusion of Control Beliefs. Gambling Research: Journal of the National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia), 17 (2). pp. 7-16. ISSN 1832-4975

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Abstract

The present study investigated if global personal hopefulness, short-term gambling hope (fantasy hope), and illusion of control beliefs predict problem gambling. 113 university students and members of the general public answered the questionnaire on global personal hopefulness, short-term gambling hope, illusion of control beliefs and the harm to self with regard to gambling. It was hypothesised that global personal hopefulness, illusion of control, and short-term gambling hope would predict harm to self scores (problem gambling). A hierarchical regression analysis showed support for the hypothesis. Global personal hopefulness, illusion of control, and short-term gambling hope accounted for 62 % of the variance in harm to self scores. The implication to addiction research and the utility of hope in gambling were discussed.

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Published as Ginakis, Spiro and Ohtsuka, Keis (2005) Problem gambling: An exploration of the role of global personal hopefulness, short-term gambling hope, and illusion of control beliefs. Gambling Research, 17 (2). pp.7 to 16.

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID9866, personal hopefulness, illusion of control, problem gambling, gambling hope
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Keis Ohtsuka
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:38
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/323
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