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Dinić, Tin. (2013). Gambling characteristics of Zagrebian students. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Jelić, Margareta].

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The aim of this research was to examine the gambling characteristics of risky gambling (in terms of consequences) in Zagrebian students and to determine wheter there are differences regarding some sociodemographic data like gender, type of university and performance success. We also wanted to explore the relationship of cognitive distortions (illusions and auspicious beliefs) and the level of self-respect in regards to gambling habits. We included a self-liking, self-competence and a self-control scale. We also included a scale of their attitude towards gambling and the risk that it poses. The study included 202 respondents. The results showed that the students we included in our research were unordinarily non risky in terms of gambling consequences. Still, differences were shown in terms of gender, male students gamble more risky than female participants. There was also a difference between the type of university, where the students from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture gambled more risky than students from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Zagreb. There was a difference regarding performance success as well. Students with a lower performance success gambled more risky and had a more positive attitude towards gambling than those with a higher performance success. Regarding self-control, those with higher self-control had a more negative attitude towards gambling and gambled less risky than those with lower self-control. Students with more cognitive distortions had a more positive attitude towards gambling than those with less. There was no differnece in attitude towards gambling shown in regards to self-respect.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: risky gambling, attitude towards gambling, self-respect, cognitive distortions, illusions, auspicious beliefs
Subjects: Psychology > Kognitivna psihologija
Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Jelić, Margareta
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2015 08:50
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2015 08:50

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