Predicting early gambling in children.

  title={Predicting early gambling in children.},
  author={F. Vitaro and Brigitte Wanner},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  volume={25 1},
This large population-based study (N = 1,125) examined whether low inhibition (i.e., low anxiety) predicted early gambling, above and beyond disinhibition (i.e., impulsivity) and whether the two personal dispositions operated independently or interactively. It also examined whether the predictive role of these personal dispositions towards early gambling depended on parent gambling. Children's personal dispositions were assessed at ages 6, 7, and 8 years through teacher ratings. Parent gambling… CONTINUE READING
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