A pilot study of problem gambling among student online gamblers: mood states as predictors of problematic behaviour

Matthews, N., Farnsworth, W.F. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2009. A pilot study of problem gambling among student online gamblers: mood states as predictors of problematic behaviour. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 12 (6), pp. 741-746.

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Abstract

Within the last decade, interest in online gambling has increased. This pilot study examined online gambling among students to identify the extent to which student Internet gamblers manifest a propensity for problem gambling and to understand if mood states at various times are predictors of problem gambling. A questionnaire was administered to 127 student Internet gamblers. In addition to questions asking for basic demographic data, the questionnaire included the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) and the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS). Results showed that approximately one in five online gamblers (19%) was defined as a probable pathological gambler using the SOGS. Among this sample, results also showed that problem gambling was best predicted by negative mood states after gambling online and negative mood states more generally.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: CyberPsychology & Behavior
Creators: Matthews, N., Farnsworth, W.F. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Date: 2009
Volume: 12
Number: 6
Identifiers:
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10.1089/cpb.2009.0050DOI
Rights: This is a copy of an article published in the CyberPsychology and Behavior © 2009 copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
CyberPsychology and Behavior is available online at: http://www.liebertonline.com.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:52
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24307

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