Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 431–439

Student-Athletes and Gambling: An Analysis of Attitudes Towards Risk-Taking

  • Michael E. Cross
  • Jay Basten
  • Erin Marie Hendrick
  • Brian Kristofic
  • Evan J. Schaffer
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1023081228054

Cite this article as:
Cross, M.E., Basten, J., Hendrick, E.M. et al. J Gambl Stud (1998) 14: 431. doi:10.1023/A:1023081228054

Abstract

Gambling scandals at Arizona State University, Boston College, and Northwestern University have made gambling prevention a point of emphasis in the NCAA and throughout colleges and universities across the nation. Despite this emphasis, there is minimal research at any level regarding gambling and student-athletes. This research examines attitudinal differences towards risk-taking among student-athletes who gamble on college sports and those who indicate no such gambling activity. Our findings indicate that student-athletes who gambled were more likely to have attitudes supportive of risk taking behavior than their student-athlete peers who did not gamble.

Copyright information

© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael E. Cross
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jay Basten
    • 1
  • Erin Marie Hendrick
    • 1
  • Brian Kristofic
    • 1
  • Evan J. Schaffer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MichiganUSA.
  2. 2.Princeton UniversityPrinceton

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