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Title: Internet gambling : a school-based survey among macau students
Authors: Wong, ILK
Keywords: Addiction
Adolescent health
Internet gambling
School survey
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Society for Personality Research
Source: Social behavior and personality, 2010, v. 38, no. 3, p. 365-372 How to cite?
Journal: Social behavior and personality 
Abstract: Internet gambling was examined among 422 Macau students (240 male; 182 female) aged 12-22, who were recruited from 6 schools. Results indicated that 6.6% of the participants had gambled online in the past year, wagering on soccer matches (50%), mahjong (35.7%), and casino games (14.3%). They were attracted by the operators' acceptance of low wagers (39.3%), anonymity assurance (28.6%), and convenience and accessibility (25%). Using the Massachusetts Gambling Screen (MAGS; Shaffer, LaBrie, Scanlan, & Cummings, 1994), 10.7% and 25% of the Internet gamblers could be classified as problem and pathological gamblers, respectively. Males were twice as likely as females to gamble online and have gambling problems. Rates of participation and problem gambling increased with school grades. Survey results shed light on prevention.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/34272
ISSN: 0301-2212
EISSN: 1179-6391
DOI: 10.2224/sbp.2010.38.3.365
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