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ERIC Number: EJ1083991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Social Strain, Self-Control, and Juvenile Gambling Pathology: Evidence From Chinese Adolescents
Cheung, Nicole W. T.
Youth & Society, v48 n1 p77-100 Jan 2016
Despite recent concerns over youthful problem gambling, few gambling studies have looked into Asian adolescent populations. This study of a stratified, random sample of high school students in Hong Kong is designed to estimate the prevalence of gambling pathology among Chinese adolescents and to examine the relationships between social strain, self-control and gambling pathology. Based on the DSM-IV-J gambling screen, the rates of probable pathological gambling and at-risk gambling in this sample are 1.1% and 2.4%, respectively. Social strain and low self-control are predictive of gambling pathology, and a higher level of self-control can dilute the adverse effect of social strain on gambling pathology. These findings suggest that besides the social control, support and learning mechanisms often emphasized in juvenile gambling research, a greater understanding of the role that social strain plays and how it interacts with personality traits such as self-control may be informative in the management of gambling-related addictions in adolescents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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