GRIFFITHS, M.D., WARDLE, J., ORFORD, J., SPROSTON, K. and ERENS, B., 2009. Socio-demographic correlates of internet gambling: findings from the 2007 British Gambling Prevalence Survey. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 12 (2), pp. 199-202.
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This study provides the first analysis ever made of a representative national sample of Internet gamblers. Using participant data from the 2007 British Gambling Prevalence Survey (n = 9,003 adults aged 16 years and over), all participants who had gambled online, bet online, and/or used a betting exchange in the last 12 months (n = 476) were compared with all other gamblers who had not gambled via the Internet. Overall, results showed a number of significant sociodemographic differences between Internet gamblers and non-Internet gamblers. When compared to non-Internet gamblers, Internet gamblers were more likely to be male, relatively young adults, single, well educated, and in professional/managerial employment. Further analysis of DSM-IV scores showed that the problem gambling prevalence rate was significantly higher among Internet gamblers than among non-Internet gamblers. Results suggest that the medium of the Internet may be more likely to contribute to problem gambling than gambling in offline environments.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Publication Title:||CyberPsychology & Behavior|
|Creators:||Griffiths, M.D., Wardle, J., Orford, J., Sproston, K. and Erens, B.|
|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 09:58|
|Last Modified:||23 Aug 2016 09:07|
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