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Manipulation checks on perceived luckiness of the letters and numbers were asked on a six-point scale.
Tests on perceived luckiness of the letters and numbers yielded similar results as in Study One.
Secondary hypotheses predicted that performance on the implicit precognition task would be correlated with participants' scores on the Luck, Chance, Providence, Fortune, and Perceived Personal Luckiness subscales of the Questionnaire of Beliefs about Luck.
This applies to the Sheep-Goat, Anomalous Experience Inventory subscale, and Perceived Personal Luckiness measures.
Wanting to get a high score in solitaire was negatively correlated with Wiseman's Luckiness Questionnaire, [r.
Finally, in order to further reinforce the packaging of the study as an experiment about luck, the Luckiness Questionnaire was moved to the front of the packet.
The first question of this scale asks people to indicate their perceived luckiness, the second their perceived unluckiness.
Exploratory Question: Luckiness and nonintentional psi.
Researchers have already begun to explore the connection between luckiness and psi (for a review, see Smith, Wiseman, Machin, Harris, & Joiner, 1997).
Two postal questionnaire studies have compared perceived luckiness with confidence of a win on the UK National Lottery, actual lottery playing behavior, and actual lottery success, the latter of which may of course be an indicator of psi performance (Smith, Wiseman, and Harris, 1997).
Greene (1960) investigated whether or not perceived luckiness correlated with psi performance.