Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Frisch, G. R.


Psychology, Clinical.



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Sensation seeking and impulsivity are two constructs of personality that are generally believed to be associated with risky behavior, including gambling. However, little empirical research has investigated this relationship. Similarly, there has been sparse research looking at whether or not gambling is actually related to other risky behaviors. The purpose of this study is to investigate these relationships. One hundred and forty-four male undergraduate university students completed several inventories measuring sensation seeking, impulsivity, gambling, and risky behaviors. Statistical analyses including correlations and regressions were run to determine the relationship between these constructs. A very high percentage of probable pathological gamblers was found in this study. Also, a significant difference was found between the relationships of sensation seeking, impulsivity, and risky behaviors with gambling when pathological and non-pathological gamblers were examined. Results should guide future research in these areas.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1997 .L365. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 37-01, page: 0366. Adviser: G. R. Frisch. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1997.