authors:Elliot Coups, Geoffrey Haddock, Paul Webley
published in: 1998
summary: Previous studies of lottery play have tended to adopt one particular approach, concentrating on demographic, personality, cognitive, or social aspects of play. Using the recently introduced United Kingdom National Lottery, this study investigated variables associated with all of these approaches within an overall integrative framework. In a community sample (N = 160), Lottery play was positively correlated with friends' Lottery play, Instants Lottery play, frequency of other gambling, and misunderstanding of Lottery probability, and negatively correlated with level of education. In a regression analysis, friends' Lottery play, Instants Lottery play, and education level were significant unique predictors of Lottery play, and a combination of these and other variables accounted for 38% of the variance in playing behavior. The results are discussed predominantly in terms of the nature of lotteries as a social activity.
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type: article in serial publication
publisher: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
is part of a publication: Journal of Gambling Studies
copyright: © Springer
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 285 - end page: 303
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