Development and validation of the Gamblers' Beliefs Questionnaire.

  title={Development and validation of the Gamblers' Beliefs Questionnaire.},
  author={Timothy A. Steenbergh and Andrew W. Meyers and R. Kooijman May and James P Whelan},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  volume={16 2},
The Gamblers' Beliefs Questionnaire (GBQ) is a self-report measure of gamblers' cognitive distortions. GBQ test items were constructed on the basis of theory, empirical evidence, and expert review. Four hundred three adults completed the initial set of items, and 21 items were selected to make up the final GBQ. The factor structure of the GBQ consisted of 2 closely related factors: Luck/Perseverance and Illusion of Control. The full scale showed good internal consistency (alpha = .92) and… CONTINUE READING
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