Gambling and social gambling: an exploratory study of young people's perceptions and behavior

Carran, M. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2015. Gambling and social gambling: an exploratory study of young people's perceptions and behavior. Aloma: Revista de Psicologia, Ciències de l'Educació i de l'Esport, 33 (1), pp. 101-113. ISSN 1138-3194

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Abstract

Background and aims: Gambling-type games that do not involve the spending of money (e.g., social and (demo) [demonstration] gambling games, gambling-like activities within video games) have been accused in both the legal and psychological literature of increasing minors’ propensity towards prohibited forms of gambling thus prompting calls for gambling regulation to capture address such games and subject them to age restrictions. However, there is still a shortage of empirical data that considers how young people experience monetary and non-monetary gambling, and whether they are sufficiently aware of the differences. Methods: Data was collected from 23 qualitative focus groups carried out with 200 young people aged between 14 and 19 years old in schools based in London and Kent. As the study was exploratory in nature, thematic analysis was adopted in order to capture how pupils categorise, construct, and react to gambling-like activities in comparison to monetary forms of gambling without the constrains of a predetermined theoretical framework.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Aloma: Revista de Psicologia, Ciències de l'Educació i de l'Esport
Creators: Carran, M. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Facultat de Psicologia, Ciències de l’Educació i de l’Esport Blanquerna (Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona)
Place of Publication: Barcelona
Date: 2015
Volume: 33
Number: 1
ISSN: 1138-3194
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 28 Oct 2015 10:34
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:56
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25957

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