A large-scale national study of gambling severity among immigrant and non-immigrant adolescents: the role of the family

Canale, N., Vieno, A., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Borraccino, A., Lazzeri, G., Charrier, L., Lemma, P., Dalmasso, P. and Santinello, M., 2017. A large-scale national study of gambling severity among immigrant and non-immigrant adolescents: the role of the family. Addictive Behaviors, 66, pp. 125-131. ISSN 0306-4603

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Abstract

Aim: The primary aim of the present study was to examine the association between immigrant generation, family sociodemographic characteristics, and problem gambling severity in a large-scale nationally representative sample of Italian youth. Method: Data from the 2013–2014 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Survey were used for cross-sectional analyses of adolescent problem gambling. Self-administered questionnaires were completed by a representative sample of 20,791 15-year-old students. Respondents' problem gambling severity, immigrant status, family characteristics (family structure, family affluence, perceived family support) and socio-demographic characteristics were individually assessed. Findings: Rates of adolescent at-risk/problem gambling were twice as high among first generation immigrants than non-immigrant students; the odds of being at-risk/problem gamblers were higher among first-generation immigrants than adolescents of other immigrant generations or non-immigrant. Not living with two biological or adoptive parents appears to be a factor that increases the risk of becoming a problem gambler in first generation immigrants. Conclusions: Immigrant status and family characteristics may play a key role in contributing to adolescent problem gambling.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Addictive Behaviors
Creators: Canale, N., Vieno, A., Griffiths, M.D., Borraccino, A., Lazzeri, G., Charrier, L., Lemma, P., Dalmasso, P. and Santinello, M.
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Date: March 2017
Volume: 66
ISSN: 0306-4603
Identifiers:
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10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.11.020DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 13 Dec 2016 16:53
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 15:03
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29364

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