Do Predictors of Gambling Involvement Differ Across Male and Female Adolescents?

  • authors:

    Heather Chalmers, Teena Willoughby
  • published in

    : 2006
  • summary

    : We examined gender-specific factors, which might be related to adolescent gambling behavior, using a comprehensive set of predictors from neighborhood, school, family, peer, and intrapersonal domains. Discriminate function analyses revealed a unique pattern of results for each gender. The noteworthy predictors for males were similar to what is found to be predictors of other risk behaviors, suggesting that there may be a similar etiology to gambling participation as found with other risk behaviors. Compared to males, the model for females suggests that parents and peers may have a greater influence on engagement in gambling behavior. Participation in unstructured activities, and risk attitudes/perceptions were the only consistent noteworthy predictors across both males and females. Implications are discussed.
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  • type

    : research article
  • publisher

    : Human Sciences Press
  • is part of a publication

    : Journal of Gambling Studies
  • volume

    : 22
  • issue

    : 4
  • copyright

    : © Springer
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 373 - end page: 392
  • keywords

    : adolescence , gambling , gender differences
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