Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Jeffrey N. Weatherly
The primary purpose of this study was to examine the concept of delay discounting among a total 200 participants (150 American Indian college students and 50 non-Indian college students) recruited from the University of North Dakota (UND), Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC), and Cankdeska Cikana (Little Hoop Community College. All participants completed the South Oaks Gambling Scale (SOGS), Gambling Functional Assessment (GFA), Sensation Seeking Scale-V (SSS-V), and a delay discounting questionnaire. American Indian participants completed an additional form-Northern Plains Biculturalism Inventory-revised (NPBI-R). It was hypothesized that American Indian participants from the reservation sample would have higher SOGS scores than participants from UND. It was further hypothesized that because American Indians from the reservation sample would have higher SOGS scores, that this sample would also discount more steeply. It was also predicted that American Indians from the reservation sample would have higher GFA Escape scores compared to UND participants. It was further predicted that UND American Indian participants would be more bicultural than American Indian participants from the reservation sample. There was a significant main effect found for medical treatment within the delay discounting task. It was also found that UND American Indian participants were more bicultural than American Indian participants from the reservation sample.
Gillis, Angelique, "Delay Discounting Among American Indian And Non-Indian College Students" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 1288.