A Twin Study of Adult Gambling Behavior

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  • 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
  • publisher

    : Springer
  • is part of a publication

    : Journal of Gambling Studies
  • volume

    : 14
  • issue

    : 3
  • 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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