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Correlates and predictors of National Lottery play in the United Kingdom

Coups, E. J., Haddock, Geoffrey ORCID: and Webley, P. 1998. Correlates and predictors of National Lottery play in the United Kingdom. Journal of Gambling Studies 14 (3) , pp. 285-303. 10.1023/A:1022009726406

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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.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1050-5350
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 09:03

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