Skill and Luck Questionnaire

Herman‚ Gupta‚ & Derevensky‚ 1997
 
For each of the following activities‚ how much skill do you think is involved in doing well? How much luck is involved in doing well?
1) How much skill and luck are needed to be good at baseball?
Skill
Luck
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
 
2) How much skill and luck are needed to be good at bingo?
Skill
Luck
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
 
3) How much skill and luck are needed to be a good video game player?
Skill
Luck
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
4) How much skill and luck are needed to be good at blackjack or poker?
Skill
Luck
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
 
5) How much skill and luck are needed to do well at school?
Skill
Luck
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
 
6) How much skill and luck are needed to be good at playing the lottery?
Skill
Luck
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
7) How much skill and luck are needed to be become a success in life?
Skill
Luck
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
1
None
2
3
4
Some
5
6
7
A lot
 
This instrument can be found on page 40 of Life Skills‚ Mathematical Reasoning and Critical Thinking: Curriculum for the Prevention of Problem Gambling. Available online at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18095146
 

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