The interaction of gambling outcome and gambling harm-minimisation strategies for electronic gambling: the efficacy of computer generated self-appraisal messaging

Harris, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-9627-4900 and Parke, A., 2016. The interaction of gambling outcome and gambling harm-minimisation strategies for electronic gambling: the efficacy of computer generated self-appraisal messaging. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 14 (4), pp. 597-617. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

It has been argued that generating pop-up messages during electronic gambling sessions, which cause a player to engage in self-appraisal of their gambling behaviour, instil greater control and awareness of behaviour (Monaghan, 2008). Consideration for the potential interaction between the messaging’s efficacy and gambling outcome (winning or losing) is lacking however. Thirty participants took part in a repeated-measures experiment where they gambled on the outcome of a computer-simulated gambling task. Outcome was manipulated by the experimenter to induce winning and losing streaks. Participants gambled at a significantly faster speed and a higher average stake size, which resulted in a greater betting intensity in the Loss condition compared to the Win condition. Computer generated selfappraisal messaging was then applied during the gambling session, which was able to significantly reduce the average speed of betting in the Loss condition only, demonstrating an interaction effect between computer generated messaging and gambling outcome.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Harris, A. and Parke, A.
Publisher: Springer
Date: August 2016
Volume: 14
Number: 4
ISSN: 1557-1874
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1007/s11469-015-9581-yDOI
1277204Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 04 May 2021 13:19
Last Modified: 04 May 2021 13:19
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42805

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