Exploring Facets of Personality and Escapism in Pathological Gamblers

@article{Reid2011ExploringFO,
  title={Exploring Facets of Personality and Escapism in Pathological Gamblers},
  author={Rory C. Reid and Desiree S. Li and Jean Lopez and Michael Collard and Iman Parhami and Reef Karim and Timothy W. Fong},
  journal={Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions},
  year={2011},
  volume={11},
  pages={60 - 74}
}
  • R. Reid, D. Li, +4 authors T. Fong
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
This study explored facets of personality between pathological gamblers (n = 69) and nonpathological gamblers (n = 55) in a convenience sample in Los Angeles, California. Pathological gamblers were more prone to mood disturbance, impulsivity, feelings of frustration, interpersonal sensitivity, vulnerability to distress, and distrust of others as measured by the NEO Personality Inventory–Revised. Pathological gamblers also reported diminished competence and self-discipline as well as tendencies… Expand
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