Chinese and English probabilistic thinking and risk taking in gambling

Lau, Lai-Yin and Ranyard, Rob (2005) Chinese and English probabilistic thinking and risk taking in gambling. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 36 (5). pp. 621-627. ISSN 0022-0221

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Abstract

This study investigated cultural differences in probabilistic thinking and risk taking. A View of Uncertainty Questionnaire assessed the probabilistic thinking of Chinese and English gamblers and nongamblers and a hypothetical Horse Racing Task assessed risk-taking behavior (N = 120). The Chinese exhibited significantly less probabilistic thinking and riskier gambling decisions. A path analysis found that degree of probabilistic thinking was one (but not the only) source of the observed cultural differences in risk taking.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Risk, risk taking, gambling, cross-cultural psychology, probabilistic thinking
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2014 09:42
Identification Number: 10.1177/0022022105278545
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/543

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