Award Date

1-1-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Terry J. Knapp

Number of Pages

65

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Behavior; Factor; Five; Gambling; Model; Personality

Controlled Subject

Personality

File Format

pdf

File Size

1464.32 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/2vk4-ymv7


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