Submission Type

Poster

Submission Title

The actual circumstances of gambling involvement and big five personality traits within Japanese adults

Session Title

Mid-morning Break and Poster Sessions: FEATURED POSTERS

Location

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

29-5-2019 10:25 AM

End Date

29-5-2019 11:00 AM

Disciplines

Social Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the actual circumstances of being involved in gambling and the relationships between gambling and personality traits within Japanese adults. Nine-hundred Japanese adults (483 males, 417 females) were asked to complete a questionnaire that measured their level of involvement in gambling and personality traits: namely, big five personality traits (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness). The results indicate that approximately 47 percent of the participants had the experience of the gamble so far. This proportion is a little higher than the results observed in previous studies. The most common form of gambling among the participants of this study was the public lottery. Moreover, the results indicate a significant gender difference, with more males gambling than females. In addition, a positive relationship was observed between level of gambling involvement and Neuroticism, and negative relationship were observed between level of gambling involvement and Agreeableness, Conscientiousness. The actual circumstances of involvement in gambling among Japanese adults are discussed.

Keywords

gambling, big five personality traits, Japanese adult

Author Bio

Dr. Takuhiro Takada received his Ph.D. based on the experimental studies about gambling behavior in 2016 from the University of Tsukuba. Takuhiro Takada is from the Japan. He is an assistant professor of Department of Psychology at Tokai-Gakuen University. His specialty is Social Psychology.

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May 29th, 10:25 AM May 29th, 11:00 AM

The actual circumstances of gambling involvement and big five personality traits within Japanese adults

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

The purpose of this study is to examine the actual circumstances of being involved in gambling and the relationships between gambling and personality traits within Japanese adults. Nine-hundred Japanese adults (483 males, 417 females) were asked to complete a questionnaire that measured their level of involvement in gambling and personality traits: namely, big five personality traits (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness). The results indicate that approximately 47 percent of the participants had the experience of the gamble so far. This proportion is a little higher than the results observed in previous studies. The most common form of gambling among the participants of this study was the public lottery. Moreover, the results indicate a significant gender difference, with more males gambling than females. In addition, a positive relationship was observed between level of gambling involvement and Neuroticism, and negative relationship were observed between level of gambling involvement and Agreeableness, Conscientiousness. The actual circumstances of involvement in gambling among Japanese adults are discussed.