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Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 371–386 | Cite as

Patterns and characteristics of adolescent gambling

  • Ken C. Winters
  • Randy Stinchfield
  • Jayne Fulkerson
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Abstract

Minnesota youth (15 to 18-years of age) were surveyed regarding their gambling experiences and psychosocial risk status. Gambling was reported by most of the subjects, with 8.7% classified as problem gamblers. Correlates of problem gambling included school difficulties, regular drug use, delinquency, parental gambling, and being male. Adolescent gambling is conceptualized as a normal experience of youth, yet those in the problem gambling group may be particularly vulnerable to future gambling problems.

Keywords

Problem Gambling Risk Status Normal Experience Adolescent Gambling School Difficulty 
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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken C. Winters
    • 1
  • Randy Stinchfield
    • 1
  • Jayne Fulkerson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolis

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