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Beliefs around luck: Confirming the empirical conceptualization of beliefs around luck and the development of the Darke and Freedman beliefs around luck scale

By John Maltby, Liza Day, Poonam Gill, Ann Colley and Alex M. Wood


This paper was published as Personality and Individual Differences, 2008, 45 (7), pp. 655-660. It is available from Doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.07.010Metadata only entryThe current study developed a multi-dimensional measure of beliefs around luck. Two studies introduced the Darke and Freedman beliefs around luck scale where the scale showed a consistent 4 component model (beliefs in luck, rejection of luck, being lucky, and being unlucky) across two samples (n = 250; n = 145). The scales also show adequate reliability statistics and validity by ways of comparison with other measures of beliefs around luck, peer and family ratings and expected associations with measures of personality, individual difference and well-being variables

Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.07.010
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