authors:Maria Clapham, W. Scott Wood
published in: 2005
summary: The present research describes the development and validation of a cognitive assessment instrument, the Drake Beliefs about Chance (DBC) inventory, designed to determine and quantify erroneous beliefs about games of chance. Principal components analyses showed that the DBC assesses two primary dimensions, Illusion of Control and Superstition. Correlation analyses showed that scores on these two dimensions are related to higher frequency of gambling behaviors in both adults from the general population and clients from gambling treatment centers. Of the two sets of erroneous beliefs, Illusion of Control was a better predictor of gambling than Superstition. This investigation provides additional evidence that participants in games of chance such as casino gamblers possess certain classes of erroneous beliefs regarding the games they play.
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type: article in journal
publisher: Springer Netherlands
is part of a publication: Journal of Gambling Studies
copyright: © Springer
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 411 - end page: 430
keywords: cognitive errors , gambling , illusion of control , superstition
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