Student-Athletes and Gambling: An Analysis of Attitudes Towards Risk-Taking
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- Cross, M.E., Basten, J., Hendrick, E.M. et al. J Gambl Stud (1998) 14: 431. doi:10.1023/A:1023081228054
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.