Journal of gambling behavior

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 3–12 | Cite as

Gambling behaviors among high school students in the Quebec area

  • Robert Ladouceur
  • Chantal Mireault
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Abstract

A sample of 1,612 adolescents from nine different high schools in the region of Québec city completed a questionnaire developed by Lesieur and Klein (1987) concerning their gambling behavior. Seventy-six percent had gambled once in their lifetime, 65% placed a bet in the last year and 24% gambled at least once a week. Of those who had gambled, 5.6% wanted to stop playing but reported they were unable to do so, while 1.7% were considered to be pathological gamblers. Practical and social implications of these results are discussed.

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© Human Sciences Press 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Ladouceur
    • 1
  • Chantal Mireault
  1. 1.École de PsychologieUniversité LavalQuébecCanada

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