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Adolescent gambling behaviour and attitudes: A prevalence study and correlates in an Australian population

AC Jackson, N Dowling, SA Thomas, L Bond, G Patton

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction | Published : 2008


There is considerable evidence that a range of risk factors are associated with adolescent problem gambling. Using a representative sample of 2,788 eighth grade students in Victoria, Australia, the primary aim of this study was to examine the degree to which these risk factors are associated with different levels of adolescent gambling participation, rather than gambling at problematic levels. This study also aimed to obtain prevalence estimates of adolescent gambling and examine the gambling attitudes of adolescents. It was found that there were significant associations between different levels of gambling involvement and a range of risk factors. However, when all predictor variables were c..

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