authors:Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Rina Gupta, Chantal Ste-marie
published in: 2002
summary: This study examined the relationship between anxiety, social stress, and gambling behaviour among 1,044 high school students in grades 7 to 11. Adolescents completed questionnaires concerning their state, trait, and generalised anxiety, social stress, and gambling behaviour. Results reveal that adolescent probable pathological gamblers report more state anxiety, trait anxiety, and higher levels of social stress compared to non-gamblers, social gamblers, and gamblers at-risk for serious problems. Gamblers with high state and trait anxiety engaged in more severe gambling behaviours, greater substance abuse, reported different reasons for gambling, and endorsed more dissociation items. The results provide additional support for Jacobs' (1986) General Theory of Addictions. The implications for treatment and prevention programs are discussed.
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type: article in journal
publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
is part of a publication: International Gambling Studies
copyright: © 2009 Informa plc
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 123 - end page: 141
keywords: adolescent , gambling behavior , social
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