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ERIC Number: EJ899104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
The Effect of Gambling Activities on Happiness Levels of Nursing Home Residents
Dixon, Mark R.; Nastally, Becky L.; Waterman, Amber
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v43 n3 p531-535 Fall 2010
The current study evaluated the effect of participating in simulated gambling activities on happiness levels of 3 nursing home residents. A 4-component analysis was used to measure objective responses associated with happiness during baseline, varying durations of engagement in simulated gambling activities, and 2 follow-up periods. Results indicated that all residents exhibited a higher percentage of happiness levels while engaged in simulated gambling activities compared with baseline. Follow-up assessment took place 10 min and 30 min following the intervention; no lasting effects were observed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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