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Psychological Correlates of Disordered Gambling Tendencies Among Chinese High School and Undergraduate Students
Wu,Anise M.S.1; Lai,Mark H.C.2; Tong,Kwok Kit1; Yu,Shu1
2016-06-01
Source PublicationInternational Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
ISSN15571882 15571874
Volume14Issue:3Pages:322-336
AbstractYoung people are vulnerable to disordered gambling in Chinese societies, such as Macao. This study aimed to assess the extent to which psychological factors (i.e., self-esteem, negative attitudes, subjective norms, and refusal self-efficacy) are associated with disordered gambling relative to two different youth populations. We recruited 809 high school students and 427 undergraduate students in a survey with anonymous, structured questionnaires. As expected, student gamblers reported significantly fewer negative attitudes, more positive subjective norms, and lower refusal self-efficacy than nongamblers. The undergraduate sample reported more positive subjective norms but higher refusal self-efficacy and self-esteem than the high school sample. Refusal self-efficacy was a negative correlate of disordered gambling symptoms in both samples, after gender was controlled for. Moreover, the indirect protective effect of self-esteem on disordered gambling via increasing refusal self-efficacy was also found. The findings suggest that global self-esteem and gambling refusal self-efficacy should be particularly emphasized in preventive interventions for disordered gambling among young gamblers.
KeywordChinese Disorder Gambling Self-esteem Theory of planned behavior Youth
DOI10.1007/s11469-016-9632-z
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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,,Macao,Macao
2.University of Cincinnati,,Cincinnati,United States
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
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Wu,Anise M.S.,Lai,Mark H.C.,Tong,Kwok Kit,et al. Psychological Correlates of Disordered Gambling Tendencies Among Chinese High School and Undergraduate Students[J]. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,2016,14(3):322-336.
APA Wu,Anise M.S.,Lai,Mark H.C.,Tong,Kwok Kit,&Yu,Shu.(2016).Psychological Correlates of Disordered Gambling Tendencies Among Chinese High School and Undergraduate Students.International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,14(3),322-336.
MLA Wu,Anise M.S.,et al."Psychological Correlates of Disordered Gambling Tendencies Among Chinese High School and Undergraduate Students".International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 14.3(2016):322-336.
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