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ERIC Number: EJ765371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
College Students and Gambling: An Examination of Gender Differences in Motivation for Participation
Burger, Terry D.; Dahlgren, Donna; MacDonald, Christine D.
College Student Journal, v40 n3 p704-714 Sep 2006
The current research is among the first to examine whether gender or the level of competitiveness affects a person's motivation to gamble. One hundred fifty two participants completed a scale to measure whether they were intrinsically or extrinsically motivated to gamble (Gambling Motivation Scale) and a scale to measure their level of competitiveness (Hypercompetitiveness Attitude Scale). As hypothesized, results indicate men scored higher than women on intrinsic motivations for gambling. However, no gender differences were found for extrinsic motivation in gambling. Participants with high-competitive scores (male and female) were more likely to have higher intrinsic and higher extrinsic motivations for gambling. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Attitude Scale