Beliefs around luck: Confirming the empirical conceptualization of beliefs around luck and the development of the Darke and Freedman beliefs around luck scale

John Maltby, Liza Day, Poonam Gill, Ann Colley, Alex M. Wood

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    Abstract

    The current study developed a multi-dimensional measure of beliefs around luck. Two studies introduced the Darke and Freedman beliefs around luck scale where the scale showed a consistent 4 component model (beliefs in luck, rejection of luck, being lucky, and being unlucky) across two samples (n = 250; n = 145). The scales also show adequate reliability statistics and validity by ways of comparison with other measures of beliefs around luck, peer and family ratings and expected associations with measures of personality, individual difference and well-being variables. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)655-660
    Number of pages5
    JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
    Volume45
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

    Keywords

    • Attribution style
    • Bad luck
    • Good luck
    • Hope
    • Irrational beliefs
    • Luck
    • Optimism
    • Personality
    • Well-being

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