Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 25–37 | Cite as

Role of Gambling Media Exposure in Influencing Trajectories Among College Students

  • Hyung-Seok Lee
  • Jennifer Lee Lemanski
  • Jong Woo Jun
Original Paper


In the study, a model of the relationship between mass media depictions of gambling and subsequent gambling attitudes and behavioral intentions of college students was developed. A survey was conducted with 229 undergraduate students (79.5% female, mean age = 20.5, SD = 2.04) enrolled in three different communication courses at a large southeastern university. Through structural equation analysis, the six hypotheses of this study were analyzed using the method of maximum likelihood with AMOS 6. The model was consistent with the hypotheses that media exposure impacts gambling attitudes and behavioral intentions both positively and negatively, depending on the valence of the gambling depiction. Theoretical and practical implications of mass media exposure and gambling behaviors are discussed, and future research directions are outlined.


Gambling Media effects TV poker shows Gambling ads Social learning theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyung-Seok Lee
    • 1
  • Jennifer Lee Lemanski
    • 2
  • Jong Woo Jun
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Advertising, College of Journalism and CommunicationsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of CommunicationThe University of Texas-Pan AmericanEdinburgUSA

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