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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Student gambling, erroneous cognitions, and awareness of treatment in Scotland
Author(s): Moodie, Crawford
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Keywords: student gambling
erroneous cognitions
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Date Deposited: 10-Apr-2013
Citation: Moodie C (2008) Student gambling, erroneous cognitions, and awareness of treatment in Scotland. Journal of Gambling Issues, (21), p. 30–55.
Abstract: Rates of probable pathological gambling in colleges and universities across Scotland were investigated with a nationally distributed sample consisting of students (n = 1,483) and members of staff (n = 492). Gambling-related erroneous cognitions (Gambling Beliefs Questionnaire [GBQ]) and gambling severity (South Oaks Gambling Screen [SOGS]) were measured, with additional questions enquiring about awareness of treatments available for gambling problems. Rates of past-year problem and probable pathological gambling for students were 4.0% and 3.9%, respectively. An exploratory factor analysis of the GBQ resulted in a 24-item five-factor model, with gambling severity (as indicated by SOGS scores), indices of increasing gambling involvement (gambling frequency and number of gambling activities), and male gender being positively correlated with higher levels of erroneous cognitions, suggesting erroneous cognitions may not be prominent for females with gambling problems. Less than a fifth of students were aware of where to go to receive help for gambling-related problems.
DOI Link: 10.4309/jgi.2008.21.5
Rights: Publisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Journal of Gambling Issues, Issue 21, pp.30-55, 06/2008 by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto). The original publication is available at:

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