Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Terry J. Knapp
Number of Pages
Recent research has correlated gambling with age, gender, ethnicity and various specific personality traits. No previous research has examined the predictive value that the Five-factor model of personality may lend to level of gambling. The Five-factor model argues that variation in human personality can be largely captured along five dimensions: Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness to Experience, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness (Costa & McCrae, 1992). The current study examined the relationship between level of gambling and the Five-factor model of personality in a sample of college students. Regression analysis was used to determine if any of the dimensions of the Five-factor model predict variations in level of gambling. It was found that significant portions of variance in gambling scores were predicted by Conscientiousness and Agreeableness. Findings show that the five-factor model of personality is useful in examining the personality of gamblers.
Behavior; Factor; Five; Gambling; Model; Personality
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Crossman, Edward W, "Gambling behavior and the Five factor model of personality" (2006). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2095.