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Adolescent Gambling Behavior: A Prevalence Study and Examination of the Correlates Associated with Problem Gambling
Adolescents reported participating in gambling behavior more often than any other addictive behavior, including cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and illicit drug use and gender differences were evident, with males engaging in gambling activities more than females. Expand
An Empirical Examinination of Jacobs' General Theory of Addictions: Do Adolescent Gamblers Fit the Theory?
The results obtained through path analysis and logistic regression suggest that Jacobs' theory is a plausible and likely explanation for the development of a gambling addiction amongst adolescents. Expand
Adolescent gambling.
Internet Gambling Behavior in a Sample of Online Gamblers
The present study examined Internet gambling behavior in a sample of online gamblers. Participants (N = 563; 382 male; ages 18–over 65) were recruited from a banner placed in an online newsletter.Expand
Psychosocial variables associated with adolescent gambling.
The authors empirically examined the relations between several psychosocial variables associated with adolescent problem gambling, and found that having family problems, having conduct problems, being addicted to drugs or alcohol, and being male may lead to problem gambling. Expand
Familial and Social Influences on Juvenile Gambling Behavior
Gambling makes them feel important, 27% feel they gamble more than they desire to do so, and only 10% of the grade 8 students fear being caught gambling, suggesting gambling activities to be a socially acceptable behavior. Expand
Prevalence Estimates of Adolescent Gambling: A Comparison of the SOGS-RA, DSM-IV-J, and the GA 20 Questions
The gambling behaviors of 980 adolescents who were administered three screening measures used with adolescents; the SOGS-RA, DSM-IV-J, and the GA 20 Questions are examined and the degree of concordance amongst the measures, gender differences, and classification systems are discussed. Expand
The relationship of impulsivity, sensation seeking, coping, and substance use in youth gamblers.
Results indicate that males with serious gambling problems were more likely than their peers to abuse substances and to use avoidant stress-coping strategies, such as seeking emotional outlets, distracting themselves with other activities, and using humor. Expand
An Empirical Study Examining the Impact of Gambling Advertisements on Adolescent Gambling Attitudes and Behaviors
Based upon a previous qualitative study a questionnaire ascertaining adolescents’ awareness of gambling advertisements and their impact upon their behavior was developed and administered to 1,147Expand
Child and Adolescent Gambling Behavior: Current Knowledge
The past decade has witnessed a widespread proliferation of gambling venues, increased participation in gambling activities and gambling-related problems, and, as a result, an expansion of researchExpand