authors:Timothy Rich, Ken C. Winters
published in: 1998
summary: A twin study explored the possible genetic influences on gambling behavior. Male monozygotic (MZ) twins (n = 42) revealed significantly greater similarity on gambling frequency associated with high-action games than male dizygotic (DZ) twins (n = 50). The heritability estimates for involvement in these types of games among males were moderate and significant. All MZ versus DZ comparisons among males for low-action games were nonsignificant, as were MZ versus DZ comparisons among females (n = 63) for both types of games. The findings suggest that genetic influences may be important in the origins of certain types of gambling by men.
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type: article at a conference
is part of a publication: Journal of Gambling Studies
copyright: © Springer
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 213 - end page: 225
- ISSN: 1050-5350
keywords: adults , gambling , gambling behavior , study , subpoenas
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