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FATTORI, Karina Alessandra; HOWAT-RODRIGUES, Anna Beatriz Carnielli  and  IZAR, Patrícia. The risk-taking game: construction, validity evidence, and gender differences. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.1, pp. 121-136. ISSN 1516-3687.

We aimed to build, to standardize and to get evidence of the validity of a card game to study the risk-taking. We investigated risk-taking outcomes by a coefficient of variation and risk-adjusted performance measure. We work with the hypothesis that the valid instrument would differ with success gender differences, pointing men more likely to be risk-taker than women. In addition to the card game, initially with eight rounds, 243 answered the sociodemographic questionnaire. Results indicated the pertinence of six rounds and presented validity evidence based on response process and on external criterion, presenting higher risk-propensity scores for males than for females. We conclude that the instrument is innovative, considering losses in the study of risk, and proved to be valid for use with Brazilian sample.

Keywords : risk; psychological measure; instrument; decision-making; quantitative research.

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