Prevalence and risk factors of problem gambling among college students

Ken C Winters, Phyllis Bengston, Derek Dorr, Randy D Stinchfield

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Abstract

College students from 2 Minnesota universities were surveyed about their gambling involvement. Gambling was reported to be a common experience, with 87% having participated at least once in the previous year. Most students reported gambling at fairly infrequent levels, and few identified financial, social, or personal consequences as a result of gambling. The odds of being identified as a probable pathological gambler was high for men, those indicating a positive parental history for gambling problems, regular (weekly plus) users of illicit drugs, and those with poor grades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalPsychology of Addictive Behaviors
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 8 1998

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