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Gender differences in characteristics of Chinese treatment-seeking problem gamblers
Tang,Catherine So Kum1; Wu,Anise M.S.2; Tang,Joe Y.C.3
2019-06-19
Source PublicationJournal of Gambling Studies
ISSN10505350
Volume23Issue:2Pages:145-156
AbstractA total of 952 (841 men and 111 women) Chinese treatment-seeking problem gamblers completed self-report assessment forms. Female in contrast to male gamblers were more likely to be older, married, less educated, and without employment. Female gamblers also started gambling at an older age, had a shorter gambling history, preferred casino and mahjong gambling, and reported more somatic complaints and suicidal thoughts. Male and female gamblers accumulated similar amount of gambling debt and reported an average of 12 gambling-related problems on the Chinese version of the South Oaks Gambling Screen [Lesieur and Blume (Am J Psychiatry 144:1184-1188, 1987)]. Both groups were similarly troubled by their indebtedness, inability to control gambling, and gambling-related interpersonal problems. However, female gamblers had fewer means to pay their gambling debt. Given that significant gender-related differences were observed in Chinese problem gamblers, prevention and treatment services should attend to specific needs of male and female gamblers. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
KeywordAsian treatment-seeking gamblers Chinese female gamblers Chinese gambling behaviors Chinese problem gamblers Gender and problem gambling
DOI10.1007/s10899-006-9054-0
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.Department of PsychologyChinese University of Hong Kong,Hong Kong
2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Macau,Macao
3.Caritas Addicted Gamblers Counseling Center,Hong Kong
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Tang,Catherine So Kum,Wu,Anise M.S.,Tang,Joe Y.C.. Gender differences in characteristics of Chinese treatment-seeking problem gamblers[J]. Journal of Gambling Studies,2019,23(2):145-156.
APA Tang,Catherine So Kum,Wu,Anise M.S.,&Tang,Joe Y.C..(2019).Gender differences in characteristics of Chinese treatment-seeking problem gamblers.Journal of Gambling Studies,23(2),145-156.
MLA Tang,Catherine So Kum,et al."Gender differences in characteristics of Chinese treatment-seeking problem gamblers".Journal of Gambling Studies 23.2(2019):145-156.
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