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dc.contributor.authorChotai, J.
dc.contributor.authorWiseman, Richard
dc.identifier.citationChotai , J & Wiseman , R 2005 , ' Born lucky? The relationship between feeling lucky and month of birth ' , Personality and Individual Differences , vol. 39 , no. 8 , pp. 1451-1460 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 194922
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dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000233417200011
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 27744478897
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright Elsevier Ltd. [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractResearch suggests that season of birth is associated with several psychiatric and neurological disorders, and also with adult monoamine neurotransmitter turnover. Personality traits are modulated in part by neurotransmitters; and population studies show season of birth variations in adult personality traits such as novelty seeking. Also, neurotransmitters are involved in suicidal behavior; and studies have found season of birth associations with suicide methods. The present general population survey was conducted via the Internet, and involved 29,584 self-selected participants (51.6% women) from 67 countries. For those born in the UK (75.6%) we investigated the relationship between season of birth, the participant's belief in being a lucky person, and personality attributes related to this belief. In both genders and in all age groups, birth during the summer half-year was associated with significantly higher belief in being lucky, as compared to birth during the winter half-year, with a maximum around birth in May and a minimum around birth in November. Women scored significantly higher on listening to intuition and employing techniques to improve intuition, in perseverence, believing in positive long-term outcomes, and chatting to strangers. Men scored significantly higher on feeling lucky, not worrying or dwelling on failures, and expecting good things in life. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en
dc.relation.ispartofPersonality and Individual Differences
dc.subjectseason of birth
dc.titleBorn lucky? The relationship between feeling lucky and month of birthen
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionApplied and Practice-based Research
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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