This study provides additional information about casino gambling practices in two adolescent samples.
Specifically, 109 adolescents from a religious high school and 84 adolescents from a juvenile detention facility in Las Vegas, Nevada were surveyed.
Of these, 71 (36.8%) were found to gamble regularly (58 males, 13 females, mean age 15.9 years).
Results indicated many similarities among the two groups.
The overall sample appeared to have a strong affinity for casino gambling, were diverse in their practices and reasons for gambling, reported a variety of emotional and physiological behaviors when gambling, occasionally experienced problems from casino gambling, and had parents who generally approved and were aware of their children's gambling behavior.
The accessibility and family-oriented nature of many new casinos may be responsible for these effects.
Mots-clés Pascal : Jeu hasard, Trouble contrôle impulsion, Milieu familial, Environnement social, Attitude, Facteur risque, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adolescent, Homme, Jeu pathologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gambling game, Impulse control disorder, Family environment, Social environment, Attitude, Risk factor, Prevalence, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Adolescent, Human, Pathological gambling
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0462371
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 10/04/1997.