Prevalence and risk factors of problem gambling among college students Article

Winters, KC, Bengston, P, Dorr, D et al. (1998). Prevalence and risk factors of problem gambling among college students . 12(2), 127-135. 10.1037/0893-164X.12.2.127

cited authors

  • Winters, KC; Bengston, P; Dorr, D; Stinchfield, R

fiu authors

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.

publication date

  • July 8, 1998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 127

end page

  • 135

volume

  • 12

issue

  • 2