Event Title

Good Luck!: A Gender and Personality Specific Phenomenon?

Presenter Information

Elizabeth Castaneda

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Major

Psychology

Start Date

5-21-2015 7:00 PM

End Date

5-21-2015 7:30 PM

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to observe the effect of belief in good luck on psychological distress and well-being as a function of gender and personality (N=131). It was found that good luck significantly predicts higher levels of positive affect and lower levels of psychological distress, regardless of gender and personality. Neurotic females who believe in good luck showed significantly lower levels of anxiety than neurotic males. In addition, conscientious males who believe in good luck showed significantly higher levels of positive affect, than conscientious females. Perhaps belief in good luck serves as a coping mechanism contingent to the need of individuals, which revolve around personality and gender.

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Good Luck!: A Gender and Personality Specific Phenomenon?

The purpose of this study is to observe the effect of belief in good luck on psychological distress and well-being as a function of gender and personality (N=131). It was found that good luck significantly predicts higher levels of positive affect and lower levels of psychological distress, regardless of gender and personality. Neurotic females who believe in good luck showed significantly lower levels of anxiety than neurotic males. In addition, conscientious males who believe in good luck showed significantly higher levels of positive affect, than conscientious females. Perhaps belief in good luck serves as a coping mechanism contingent to the need of individuals, which revolve around personality and gender.