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ERIC Number: EJ926694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-1874
Internet Gambling and Problem Gambling among 13 to 18 Year Old Adolescents in Iceland
Olason, Daniel Thor; Kristjansdottir, Elsa; Einarsdottir, Hafdis; Haraldsson, Haukur; Bjarnason, Geir; Derevensky, Jeffrey L.
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v9 n3 p257-263 Jun 2011
This study reports findings on Internet gambling and problem gambling among Icelandic youth. Participants were 1.537 13-18 year-old students, 786 boys and 747 girls. Results revealed that 56.6% had gambled at least once in the past 12 months and 24.3% on the Internet. Gender and developmental differences were found for Internet gambling, as boys and older age-groups were more likely to gamble on the Internet than girls or younger age groups. Problem gambling for the total sample was 2.2%, but Internet gamblers were more likely to be classified as problem gamblers (7.7%) than non-Internet gamblers (1.1%). A comparison of the findings of this study to earlier studies on adolescents conducted in 2003 and 2004 reveals that Icelandic adolescents are gambling less in land-based types of gambling and more on the Internet. In general, the results of this study thus suggest that the gambling habits of Icelandic youth are changing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iceland