Online gambling advertising and the third-person effect: a pilot study

Guerrero-Solé, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, H. ORCID: 0000-0003-1249-2623 and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2017. Online gambling advertising and the third-person effect: a pilot study. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 7 (2), pp. 15-30. ISSN 2155-7136

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Gambling disorder is known to have a negatively detrimental impact on affected individual’s physical and psychological health, social relationships, and finances. Via remote technologies (e.g., Internet, mobile phones, and interactive television), gambling has come out of gambling venues and has brought the potential for online gambling to occur anywhere (e.g., the home, the workplace, and on the move). Alongside the rise of online gambling, online gambling advertising have spread throughout all type of media. In a sample of 201 Spanish university students, the present study explored the perceived influence of online gambling advertising. More specifically it examined the Third-Person Effect (TPE), and its consequences on individuals' willingness to support censorship or public service advertising. The findings demonstrate that despite the difference on the perception of the effects of online gambling advertising, it scarcely accounts for the behavioural outcomes analysed. On the contrary, awareness of problem gambling and, above all, paternalistic attitudes appear to explain this support.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning
Creators: Guerrero-Solé, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, H. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: IGI Global
Date: 19 June 2017
Volume: 7
Number: 2
ISSN: 2155-7136
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 22 Jun 2017 10:00
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 08:59

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