authors:Jeffrey Derevensky, Rina Gupta, Nancy Marget
published in: 2004
summary: This study explored the relationship between coping styles, gambling behaviours and substance use amongst adolescents. Method: Five hundred and eighty-seven students, aged 12 to 17, volunteered to participate and completed all scales. Participants completed a gambling screen (DSM-IV-J), coping scale (CISS), and a questionnaire developed to assess types and patterns of gambling behaviours (GAQ). Results: The results suggest that those youths who gamble excessively exhibit coping styles that are more emotion based, avoidant, and distraction-oriented. Conclusions: The results suggest a need to teach high-risk youth more effective active coping strategies in order to minimise their potential for engaging in addictive behaviours. Such efforts should form a substantial part of school-based prevention initiatives.
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type: article in serial publication
publisher: Blackwell Publishing
is part of a publication: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
copyright: © 2009 Ingenta
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 115 - end page: 120
keywords: adolescence , coping and adaptive behaviours , gambling problem
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