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ERIC Number: ED514954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 134
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-7179-7
The House Always Wins: Responding to Student Gambling at the University of Delaware
Newton, Franklin A.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, University of Delaware
Several national groups have identified youth gambling as a major public health concern that merits more attention, research and understanding. This is an important topic for college campuses since, even before the recent rise in gambling popularity, many students come to campus already having gambled at some point during their adolescence. This Executive Position Paper (EPP) project explores the prevalence of gambling and problematic gambling behaviors among students at the University of Delaware and, specifically, students in particular affinity groups. An overview of the issue and background of the University are presented. Then, literature from a multitude of disciplines is examined and utilized to contextualize and illuminate a number of gambling related issues that many university campuses, including the University of Delaware community, face now and some issues that loom on the horizon. The data utilized in the project and discussions of the findings are detailed. Results show that the University of Delaware is neither immune to the prevalence of gambling nor the negative fallout from problematic gambling for individuals and the community, with several groups presenting higher participation in the problematic behaviors. Based on examination of literature as well as approaches and best practices of other institutions, recommendations for administrative and educational approaches to reduce the incidence of problem gambling behaviors on campus and to inform the campus community are suggested and encouraged. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware