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Belief in luck and luckiness: Conceptual clarification and new measure validation
Research on the dimensionality and measurement of luck beliefs has yet to produce a clear conceptual and metrical consensus. This research theorizes a bidimensional model of luck beliefs that is tested through a series of studies (total n=1205) validating the new Belief in Luck and Luckiness Scale. Unlike existing conceptualizations and measures, this new model is applicable to both believers and non-believers in luck, and reveals belief in luck and personal luckiness to be discrete, uncorrelated, and respectively unidimensional constructs. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Belief in luck, Conceptualization, Luckiness, Measurement, Personality, Scale validation
Source Publication Title
Personality and Individual Differences
Link to Publisher's Edition
Thompson, E., & Prendergast, G. (2013). Belief in luck and luckiness: Conceptual clarification and new measure validation. Personality and Individual Differences, 54 (4), 501-506. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.10.027