M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Compulsive gamblers; Personality
Twenty-six students from a state university in New Jersey were administered the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) form M in order to examine the relationship between gambling addiction and personality types. A chi-square test was performed at a 95 percent significance in order to determine if statistically significant relationships existed among the following: the relationship between personality types of gamblers within the group, the relationship between the personality types of non-gamblers within the group, and finally the relationship between the personality types of gamblers and non-gamblers between groups. No statistically significant relationships were found; however, a high frequency of non-gamblers scored Extraverted Intuition with Introverted Feeling (ENFP) on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
Gatis, Michael Athanasios, "Gambling addiction and personality type" (2000). Theses and Dissertations. 1676.