Acquisition, development, and maintenance of online poker playing in a student sample

Wood, R.T.A., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Parke, J., 2007. Acquisition, development, and maintenance of online poker playing in a student sample. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 10, pp. 354-361.

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Abstract

To date there has been very little empirical research into Internet gambling and none relating to the recent rise in popularity of online poker. Given that recent reports have claimed that students may be a vulnerable group, the aim of the current study was to establish basic information regarding Internet poker playing behavior among the student population, including various motivators for participation and predictors of problematic play. The study examined a self-selected sample of student online poker players using an online survey (n=422). Results showed that online poker playing was undertaken at least twice per week by a third of the participants. Almost one in five of the sample (18%) was defined as a problem gambler using the DSM-IV criteria. Findings demonstrated that problem gambling in this population was best predicted by negative mood states after playing, gender swapping whilst playing, and playing to escape from problems.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: CyberPsychology and Behavior
Creators: Wood, R.T.A., Griffiths, M.D. and Parke, J.
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Date: 2007
Volume: 10
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:08
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:20
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8410

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