The purposes of this study were to examine the prevalence of gambling among youth, compare rates of gambling between 1992 and 1995, and determine what levels of gambling frequency may be considered common and uncommon.
The two samples included 122,700 Minnesota public school students in the 6th, 9th, and 12th grades in 1992 ; and 75,900 9th and 12th grade students in 1995.
Students were administered the Minnesota Student Survey, a 126-item, anonymous, self-administered, paper-and-pencil questionnaire that inquires about multiple content domains, including gambling behaviors.
The same questionnaire, with minor revisions to the gambling items, was administered in both 1992 and 1995 to students in their classrooms by the Minnesota Department of Education.
There were slight decreases in overall gambling rates from 1992 to 1995.
The majority of students gambled at least once during the past year.
However, most did not play any game on a weekly/daily rate and did not report any problems associated with their gambling.
Gender, grade, and race effects were found for gambling frequency.
Boys gambled more often than girls, and 9th and 12th grade students gambled more often than 6th grade students.
Asian American and White students reported lower rates of gambling frequency than Mexican/Latin American, African American, and American Indian students.
From a statistical standpoint (i.e., beyond the 97. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble contrôle impulsion, Prévalence, Adolescent, Homme, Enquête, Milieu scolaire, Minnesota, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude longitudinale, Jeu hasard, Epidémiologie, Jeu pathologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Impulse control disorder, Prevalence, Adolescent, Human, Survey, School environment, Minnesota, United States, North America, America, Follow up study, Gambling game, Epidemiology, Pathological gambling
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0302231
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 15/07/1997.