publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Gambling among adolescents and emerging adults: a cross-cultural study between Portuguese and English youth

Filipa Calado; Joana Alexandre; Mark D. Griffiths;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Aug 2018
  • Publisher: Springer
Abstract
In spite of age prohibitions, most research suggests that a large proportion of adolescents engage in gambling, with problem gambling prevalence rates significantly higher than in adults. There is some evidence suggesting that there are cultural variables that might explain the development of gambling behaviours in this age group. However, cross-cultural studies on this field are generally lacking. The present study tested a model in which individual and family variables are integrated into a single perspective as predictors of youth gambling behaviour in two different contexts (i.e. Portugal and England). A total of 1137 adolescents and young adults (552 Portug...
Subjects
free text keywords: Youth gambling, Adolescent gambling, Problem gambling, Gambling cross-culturally, Sensation seeking, :Ciências Médicas::Medicina Básica [Domínio/Área Científica], Psychiatry and Mental health
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Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Project
UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
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