Volitional degrees of gambling behaviors

Haemoon Oh, Cathy Hui-chun Hsu

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Predictors of gambling behavior were examined in an application of Fishbein and Ajzen's theory of reasoned/planned action. The study focuses on explaining the volitional and nonvolitional aspects of gambling behavior. Based on an empirical data set, this study found that the theory of reasoned/planned action could be a useful study tool. Results indicated that decisions to gamble are largely a volitional process for casual participants. The level of previous gambling activity was also found to share variance with future gambling behavior, which pointed to a nonvolitional aspect. This article includes discussions on the implications of the findings and develops suggestions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-637
Number of pages20
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Attitude
  • Behavioral control and intention
  • Casino
  • Gambling
  • Norm
  • Past behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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