Journal article

The Relative and Interactive Effects of Actual and Perceived Gambling Exposure on Gambling Behaviour

SM Ofori Dei, DR Christensen, OA Awosoga, BK Lee, AC Jackson

JOURNAL OF GAMBLING STUDIES | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Actual and perceptual measures of gambling exposure are important predictors of problem gambling. This study used Zero-Inflated Poisson regression analyses to assess the relative and interactive effects of actual and perceived exposure on problem gambling risk and severity. Data from the 2008 and 2009 Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Alberta surveys indicated actual exposure was significantly associated with problem gambling risk while perceived exposure was significantly associated with problem gambling severity. These associations differ for gamblers from emerging and mature areas. Further, actual and perceived exposure had significant interaction effects on problem gambling seve..

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