Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/23364
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Theory of planned behaviour
Gambling
Eye tracking
Issue Date: 
2021
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Leng, H. K., Phua, Y. X. P., Pyun, D. Y., Kwon, H. H., & Lin, Y.-C. (2021). Differences between gamblers and non-gamblers on sports betting websites. Journal of Gambling Studies. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-021-10065-8
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Journal of Gambling Studies
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Online sports gambling is a popular recreational activity. Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour as the theoretical foundation, the aim of this study was to examine for differences between gamblers and non-gamblers in terms of their attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control towards online sports gambling. 173 male students from a tertiary educational institution were recruited for this study of which 56 respondents (32%) were gamblers. A series of regression analysis revealed differences between gamblers and non-gamblers. While subjective norms and perceived behavioural control were significant predictors of gambling intentions for the gamblers group, only attitude was a significant predictor for the non-gamblers group. Further analysis showed that subjective norms had a larger effect on the gamblers group in comparison to the non-gamblers group. Physiological data from an eye tracker provided further empirical evidence that there were differences between gamblers and non-gamblers. Gamblers, perhaps because they are more familiar with gambling websites, take less time to process information. The findings from this study suggests that there are differences between gamblers and non-gamblers. To prevent problem gambling, there is a need to develop different communication messages for gamblers and non-gamblers.
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1050-5350 (print)
1573-3602 (online)
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Project number: 
RI 7/17 LHK
Funding Agency: 
National Institute of Education, Singapore
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