The purpose of this research was to assess the consistency and stability of risk-behavior within the interactive style perspective through a betting dice test (Ribes & Sanchez, 1992). We used two different versions of the betting dice test (BOT), in which some parametric values were changed in order to verify the interactive style configuration. When BOT version 1 was used (Study 1) we found that, even though the response options had the same expected value, subjects presented a conservative strategy, and that the behavior remained stable after 2 hr. The second BOT version (Study 2) allowed us to verify two aspects of the risk-taking behavior: (a) Subjects' risk behavior remains stable after 1 yr; and (b) the assumed risk varies between the two versions of the BOT. These results are discussed within the interactive style framework.
Arend, Isabel; Botella, Juan; Contreras, María José; Hernández, José Manuel; and Santacreu, José
"A Betting Dice Test to Study the Interactive Style of Risk-Taking Behavior,"
The Psychological Record:
2, Article 4.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/tpr/vol53/iss2/4