Demographic, personality, cognitive and behavioral correlates of off-course betting involvement

  • authors:

    Mark Dickerson, John Hinchy, Stephanie Legg England, Michael Walker
  • published in

    : 1990
  • summary

    : A large (n=381) exploratory survey of off-course bettors was conducted as a step towards rectifying deficits in current gambling literature. Information collected by interviews and questionnaires from off-course betting agency customers showed the level of betting involvement to be largely unrelated to demographic and cognitive variables and sensation seeking, but related to a variety of betting behaviors. A factor analysis produced three independent factors accounting for 30% of the variance. Loadings on these suggested an independence of items involved in the process of betting and those related to the control of betting behaviors, implying that non-pathological gambling involvement may be a reasonable goal for treatment programs.
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  • type

    : article in journal
  • publisher

    : Springer Netherlands
  • is part of a publication

    : Journal of Gambling Studies
  • volume

    : 6
  • issue

    : 2
  • copyright

    : © Springer
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 165 - end page: 182
  • keywords

    : behavior therapy , cognition , demographic , personality
  • Article entered in GambLIB database on nov. 27. 2008, 11:11
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