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
copyright: © Springer
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 373 - end page: 392
keywords: adolescence , gambling , gender differences
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