Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate the mediation of perceived social support in predicting football betting motivation based on attitude and impulsivity.
Method: The present study is the correlation of structural equation modeling. The statistical population of the study included all people who participated in football betting. A total of 400 people who have participated in football betting in the past year were selected as the research sample by the Convenience Sampling method. Betting Motivation, Betting Attitude, Impulsivity and Perceived Social Support questionnaires were used. The Collected data were analyzed using descriptive and structural equation modeling using Spss 26 and Amos 24 softwares.
Results: Impulsivity and attitude had a direct and significant relationship with betting motivation. Perceived social support had a negative and significant relationship (β = -0.45) with motivation. In addition, the role of social support as a mediator in the relationship between impulsivity and motivation was significant (β = -0.20). Also, attitudes toward betting and impulsivity showed a positive and significant relationship (β = 0.36).
Conclusion: Perceived social support can be an effective factor in reducing the level of tendency to bet as well as an impulsive moderator.