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A Comparison between Recreation and Pathological Gamblers in the Structural Relationships among Gambling Motivation, Passion, Affect, and Behavioral Intention

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2010, 34(6), pp.375-396
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

Lee Choong-Ki 1 Ki-Joon Back 2

1경희대학교
2University of Houston

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ABSTRACT

This study aimed to compare the structural relationships among gambling motivation, gambling passion, emotion, and behavioral intentions to gamble between recreation gamblers(RG) and pathological gamblers(PG). Data were collected from 200 recreational gamblers and 200 pathological gamblers who were selected purposively by a survey research agency on March 2010. The results from the structural equation modeling analysis indicated that there were significant effect of extrinsic motivations on obsessive passion for PG, and significant effect of intrinsic motivation on harmonious passion for RG. Further, PG showed strong effect of obsessive passion on negative emotion, whereas RG had significant effect of harmonious passion on positive emotion. It is interesting to note that behavioral intention was only determined by positive affective attitude(harmonious passion and positive emotion) for RG, while PG's behavioral intention was not determined by volitional process.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.