Searchable 73,023 items

Metadata

Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Volume 24, Issue 4, 2016, pp. 1523-1534

The effect of personal-situational locus of control on the amount of betting in a private university

Abstract :

This research employed an experimental design to study the issue of gambling to determine the main and interaction effects of Rotter's personal locus of control and situational locus of control on the amount of betting in a simulated blackjack card game. A total number of 53 undergraduates from a private university in Kuala Lumpur participated in this research. A two-way factorial ANOVA was employed and showed no significant main effects of personal and situational locus of control on the amount of betting. The findings also suggested no significant interaction effect between both measures. With current statistics showing an increase in the number of gamblers, especially among youths in Malaysia, the findings of this research could provide insights into the possible factors contributing to gambling behaviour despite the non-significant effects of personal and situational locus of control. © Universiti Putra Malaysia Press.

Keywords : Betting,Blackjack card,Gambling,Locus of control,Personal locus of control,Situational locus of control
Subject Area : Arts and Humanities(all) Business, Management and Accounting(all) Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all) Social Sciences(all)

Reference (41)

Cited (0)