ERIC Number: ED513116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Fraternity as "Enabling Environment:" Does Membership Lead to Gambling Problems?
Biddix, J. Patrick; Hardy, Thomas W.
Online Submission, Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity Advisors v3 n2 p26-37 Aug 2008
Researchers have suggested that fraternity membership is the most reliable predictor of gambling and gambling problems on campus. The purpose of this study was to determine if problematic gambling could be linked to specific aspects of fraternity membership. Though the null hypothesis (no enabling environment) failed to be rejected, descriptive analysis confirms that moderate rates of problem gambling are exhibited by subsets of fraternity members (officers, younger members, those who live with other members). Further, predictive analysis revealed that gambling online and betting on skill games, such as golf or pool, increased the likelihood of problem gambling among fraternity members. Recommendations included a discussion of initiatives at another campus, as well as action steps for developing education and awareness programs. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A