Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Victoria University

Keis Ohtsuka, PhD is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the College of Health and Biomedicine and a member of the Institute for Health and Sport (IHES) at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include cultural beliefs and superstition in luck and winning, culture and gambling and erroneous gambling-related beliefs.

Keis is the Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health (ISSN 2195-3007)(https://ajgiph.spingeropen.com) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia) where he worked as the Secretary from 2008 to 2012.

Keis was also a Research Fellow (honorary adjunct appointment) at China Center for Lottery Studies, Peking University from 2011 to 2013.

Keis has appeared on media on a variety of topics such as luck, superstition, and erroneous gambling-related beliefs 35 times.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Victoria University

Education

  • 1990 
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD (Educational Psychology)

Publications

  • 2017
    Cultural competence in working with the Arab Australian community: A conceptual review and the experience of the Arab Council Australia (ACA) gambling help counselling service. , Mazbouh-Moussa, R., & Ohtsuka, K. (2017). Cultural competence in working with the Arab Australian community: A conceptual review and the experience of the Arab Council Australia (ACA) gambling help counselling service. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 7(1),10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40405-017-0029-0
  • 2016
    Venting anger in Cyberspace: Self-entitlement versus self preservation in #roadrage tweets., Stephens, A. N., Trawley, S. L., & Ohtsuka, K. (2016). Venting anger in Cyberspace: Self-entitlement versus self preservation in #roadrage tweets. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2016.01.006
  • 2016
    Bread, milk and a Tattslotto ticket: The interpretive repertoires of young adult gambling in Australia., Nekich, M. A, & Ohtsuka, K. (2016). Bread, milk and a Tattslotto ticket: The interpretive repertoires of young adult gambling in Australia. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 6(1), 4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40405-016-0013-0 {Winner of the 2015 AJGIPH Best Paper Award sponsored by SpringerOpen}
  • 2015
    Responsible gambling: Sympathy, empathy or telepathy? , O’Mahony, B., & Ohtsuka, K. (2015). Responsible gambling: Sympathy, empathy or telepathy? Journal of Business Research, 68, 2132-2139. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.03.012 (SCImago Journal Rank Q1)
  • 2014
    Cognitive biases in aggressive drivers: does illusion of control drive us off the road? , Stephens, A. N., & Ohtsuka, K. (2014). Cognitive biases in aggressive drivers: does illusion of control drive us off the road? Personality and Individual Differences, 68, 124-129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.04.016 (SCImago Journal Rank Q1)
  • 2014
    Job satisfaction among Malaysian employees: An application of Spector’s (1985) job satisfaction survey in the South East Asian Context. , R Ibrahim, R Z. A., Ohtsuka, K., Dagang, M. M., & Bakar, A. A. (2014). Job satisfaction among Malaysian employees: An application of Spector’s (1985) job satisfaction survey in the South East Asian Context. Jurnal Pengurusan, 41, 69-79. http://ejournals.ukm.my/pengurusan/article/view/7767/3104
  • 2014
    Senior gambling in Hong Kong: through the lenses of Chinese senior gamblers - an exploratory study. , Ohtsuka, K., & Chan, C. C. (2014). Senior gambling in Hong Kong: through the lenses of Chinese senior gamblers - an exploratory study. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 4(1), 4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40405-014-0004-y
  • 2013
    The clinical and social construction of the Paichais of Macau. , Chan, C. C., & Ohtsuka, K. (2013). The clinical and social construction of the Paichais of Macau. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 3(1), 6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2195-3007-3-6
  • 2013
    Views on luck and winning, self-control, and gaming service expectations of culturally and linguistically diverse Australian poker machine gamblers., Ohtsuka, K. (2013). Views on luck and winning, self-control, and gaming service expectations of culturally and linguistically diverse Australian poker machine gamblers. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 3(1), 9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2195-3007-3-9
  • 2012
    Casino service quality, tiered customer segments, and casino player retention. , Prentice, C., King, B., & Ohtsuka, K. (2012). Casino service quality, tiered customer segments, and casino player retention. Services Marketing Quarterly, 33, 277-291. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15332969.2012.714700 (SCImago Journal Rank Q2)
  • 2012
    Review of the Job Demand-Control and Job Demand-Control-Support models: Elusive moderating predictor effects and cultural implications. , R Ibrahim, R Z. A., & Ohtsuka, K. (2012). Review of the Job Demand-Control and Job Demand-Control-Support models: Elusive moderating predictor effects and cultural implications. Southeast Asia Psychology Journal, 1, 10-21. http://www.cseap.edu.my/sapj/index.php/journal/viewPdf/002
  • 2011
    All for the winner: An analysis of the characterization of male gamblers in Hong Kong movies with gambling theme., Chan, C. C., & Ohtsuka, K. (2011a). All for the winner: An analysis of the characterization of male gamblers in Hong Kong movies with gambling theme. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 9, 208-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11469-010-9274-5 (SCImago Journal Rank Q2)
  • 2011
    Pathways to development of problem gambling among Chinese gamblers in Hong Kong: Validation of the Blaszczynski and Nower (2002) model., Chan, C. C., & Ohtsuka, K. (2011b). Pathways to development of problem gambling among Chinese gamblers in Hong Kong: Validation of the Blaszczynski and Nower (2002) model. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 2, 17-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/BF03342122
  • 2010
    Vietnamese Australian gamblers’ views on luck and winning: Universal versus culture-specific schemas. , Ohtsuka, K., & Ohtsuka, T. (2010). Vietnamese Australian gamblers’ views on luck and winning: Universal versus culture-specific schemas. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 1, 34-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/BF03342117
  • 2010
    Donning red underwear to play mahjong: Superstitious beliefs and problem gambling among Chinese mahjong players in Macau. , Ohtsuka, K., & Chan, C. C. (2010). Donning red underwear to play mahjong: Superstitious beliefs and problem gambling among Chinese mahjong players in Macau. Gambling Research, 22, 18-33. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=222832684890834;res=IELHSS
  • 2009
    Desperate housewives: An analysis of the characterisations of female gamblers portrayed in gambling movies in Hong Kong., Ohtsuka, K., & Chan, C. C. (2009). Desperate housewives: An analysis of the characterisations of female gamblers portrayed in gambling movies in Hong Kong. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 7, 229-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11469-008-9180-2 (SCImago Journal Rank Q2)
  • 2005
    Problem gambling: An exploration of the role of global personal hopefulness, short-term gambling hope, and illusion of control beliefs. , Ginakis, S., & Ohtsuka, K. (2005). Problem gambling: An exploration of the role of global personal hopefulness, short-term gambling hope, and illusion of control beliefs. Gambling Research, 17, 7-16. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=843812143146349;res=IELHSS
  • 2001
    Youth gambling in Melbourne’s west: Changes between 1996 and 1998 for Anglo-European background and Asian background school-based youth. , Moore, S., & Ohtsuka, K. (2001). Youth gambling in Melbourne’s west: Changes between 1996 and 1998 for Anglo-European background and Asian background school-based youth. International Gambling Studies, 1, 87-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14459800108732289
  • 2000
    The structure of young people’s leisure and their gambling behaviour., Moore, S., & Ohtsuka, K. (2000). The structure of young people’s leisure and their gambling behaviour. Behaviour Change, 17, 167-177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1375/bech.17.3.167
  • 1999
    The prediction of gambling behavior and problem gambling from attitudes and perceived norms., Moore, S. M., & Ohtsuka, K. (1999b). The prediction of gambling behavior and problem gambling from attitudes and perceived norms. Social Behavior and Personality, 27, 455-466. http://dx.doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1999.27.5.455
  • 1999
    Beliefs about control over gambling among young people, and their relation to problem gambling., Moore, S. M., & Ohtsuka, K. (1999a). Beliefs about control over gambling among young people, and their relation to problem gambling. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 13, 339-347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0893-164X.13.4.339
  • 1997
    Sex differences in pathological gambling using gaming machines., Ohtsuka, K., Bruton, E., DeLuca, L., & Borg, V. (1997). Sex differences in pathological gambling using gaming machines. Psychological Reports, 80, 1051-1057. http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pr0.1997.80.3.1051
  • 1997
    Gambling activities of young Australians: Developing a model of behaviour. , Moore, S. M., & Ohtsuka, K. (1997). Gambling activities of young Australians: Developing a model of behaviour. Journal of Gambling Studies, 13, 207-236. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1024979232287
  • 1992
    Discourse organization in the comprehension of temporal order in narrative texts., Ohtsuka, K., & Brewer, W. F. (1992). Discourse organization in the comprehension of temporal order in narrative texts. Discourse Processes, 15, 317-336. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01638539209544815
  • 1988
    Story structure, characterization, just world organization, and reader affect in American and Hungarian short stories. , Brewer, W. F., & Ohtsuka, K. (1988a). Story structure, characterization, just world organization, and reader affect in American and Hungarian short stories. Poetics, 17, 395-415. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-422X(88)90043-5

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society, Ltd
  • National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia)

Research Areas

  • Psychology (1701)
  • Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified (170199)
  • Social And Community Psychology (170113)
  • Industrial And Organisational Psychology (170107)
  • Health, Clinical And Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Decision Support And Group Support Systems (080605)