The personality of pathological gamblers: a meta-analysis.

  title={The personality of pathological gamblers: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Vance V Maclaren and Johnathan A Fugelsang and Kevin A. Harrigan and Michael L Dixon},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  volume={31 6},
This review summarizes studies of pathological gambling and personality. Meta-analyses were conducted on 44 studies that reported personality traits of pathological gamblers (N = 2134) and nonpathological gambling control groups (N = 5321). Effect size estimates were calculated for 128 comparisons and organized according to the factors associated with two integrative accounts of personality. Four of the meta-analyses examined traits that have previously been found to load on the Urgency… CONTINUE READING


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