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The comorbidity of gambling disorder among macao adult residents and the moderating role of resilience and life purpose
Chen,Juliet Honglei1; Tong,Kwok Kit1; Wu,Anise M.S.1; Lau,Joseph T.F.2; Zhang,Meng Xuan1
2018-12-01
Source PublicationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
ISSN16604601 16617827
Volume15Issue:12
AbstractMacao, China’s only city with legalized casinos, has maintained a high prevalence of gambling participation and gambling disorder (GD) over the past decade. The mental health risks associated with such high levels have been overlooked. In order to estimate the comorbid prevalence of GD with depression, anxiety, and Internet gaming disorder (IGD) and to explore the potential buffering effect of psychological resilience and purpose in life, this study obtained a representative adult Chinese sample (N = 1000, 44% male, aged 18–97 years) from a telephone survey conducted between October and November of 2016. As hypothesized, the highest psychiatric comorbid prevalence was observed in the GD subgroup (n = 19, 21.1% probable IGD, 26.3% probable depression, and 37.0% probable anxiety). All these mental health problems could increase one’s proclivity to GD, and vice versa. Psychological resilience was found to buffer the association between anxiety symptoms and probable GD (χ (1) = 4.30, p = 0.04/GD symptoms, F (1,162) = 6.29, p = 0.01), whereas purpose in life did not display any hypothesized moderating effect. These results indicate the usefulness of mental health screening for GD, taking into consideration its associated risks, and of fostering psychological resilience in prevention and treatment programs.
KeywordAdults Anxiety Chinese Comorbidity Depression Gambling disorder Internet gaming disorder Prevalence Psychological resilience Purpose in life
DOI10.3390/ijerph15122774
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.Department of Psychology,Faculty of Social Sciences,University of Macau,Avenida da Universidade,,Taipa,China
2.The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care,The Chinese University of Hong Kong,,Hong Kong
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
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Chen,Juliet Honglei,Tong,Kwok Kit,Wu,Anise M.S.,et al. The comorbidity of gambling disorder among macao adult residents and the moderating role of resilience and life purpose[J]. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,2018,15(12).
APA Chen,Juliet Honglei,Tong,Kwok Kit,Wu,Anise M.S.,Lau,Joseph T.F.,&Zhang,Meng Xuan.(2018).The comorbidity of gambling disorder among macao adult residents and the moderating role of resilience and life purpose.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,15(12).
MLA Chen,Juliet Honglei,et al."The comorbidity of gambling disorder among macao adult residents and the moderating role of resilience and life purpose".International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15.12(2018).
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