Revised form of the belief in Good Luck Scale in a Turkish sample


Oner-Ozkan B.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, cilt.93, ss.585-594, 2003 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 93 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2466/pr0.93.6.585-594
  • Dergi Adı: PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.585-594

Özet

The aim of the study was to explore the patterns of belief in luck in a Turkish sample. For this purpose, a shorter version of Freedman and Darke's Belief in Good Luck Scale was given, including some more items related to the beliefs in 'consistent' versus 'variant' patterns of luck. This scale, together with Turkish versions of Rosenberg's measure of Global Self-esteem, Rotter's Internal-External Locus of Control Scale, and the Satisfaction With Life Scale of Diener, Emmons, Larsen, and Griffin, was administered to a group of 173 (96 men, 77 women) undergraduate students from the Middle East Technical University. attending an elective general psychology course. The mean age was 21 yr. (SD=2.1). The factor composition of the extended scale consisted of three scales, similar to the original version. Loading of new items on the General Belief in Luck factor indicates that this factor may describe a belief in an organised pattern of luck.