Patterns and characteristics of adolescent gambling

Ken C. Winters, Randy Stinchfield, Jayne Fulkerson

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Minnesota youth (15 to 18-years of age) were surveyed regarding their gambling experiences and psychosocial risk status. Gambling was reported by most of the subjects, with 8.7% classified as problem gamblers. Correlates of problem gambling included school difficulties, regular drug use, delinquency, parental gambling, and being male. Adolescent gambling is conceptualized as a normal experience of youth, yet those in the problem gambling group may be particularly vulnerable to future gambling problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-386
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of gambling studies
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993


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