Underlying Cognitions in Children's Gambling Behavior: Can they be Modified?

  • authors:

    Hayley R. Baboushkin, Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Rina Gupta
  • published in

    : 2007
  • summary

    : Research examining cognitive perceptions among children has suggested the importance of perceived skill and luck in initiating and maintaining gambling behavior. Using an experimentally manipulated gambling paradigm modifying rates of reinforcement the results suggest, in general, that one can modify these cognitions. More importantly, the results from the gambling task were found to generalize to multiple forms of gambling and were maintained over a relatively short period of time. The modifications of these perceptions appear to be easier for younger children (age 10 vs 12), with differential effects being found for boys and girls. The results are discussed in light of our current prevention initiatives and programs.
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  • type

    : article in journal
  • publisher

    : Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
  • is part of a publication

    : International Gambling Studies
  • volume

    : 7
  • issue

    : 3
  • copyright

    : © 2009 Informa plc
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 281 - end page: 298
  • keywords

    : children , gambling behavior
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