A Preliminary Investigation into Motivational Factors Associated with Older Adults’ Problem Gambling

@article{Clarke2007API,
  title={A Preliminary Investigation into Motivational Factors Associated with Older Adults’ Problem Gambling},
  author={Dave Clarke and Joanne Clarkson},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={12-28}
}
Little is known about the relative importance of older problem gamblers’ motives for gambling. A questionnaire consisting of demographic items, questions about gambling behavior, the past year Revised South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS-R), the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) and the Gambling Motivation Scale (GMS), was completed by a convenience sample of 104 older adults (65+ years) who gambled for money. Frequency of gambling, number of activities, largest amount spent in a single session… CONTINUE READING

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