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Psychosocial correlates of problem gambling in Australian students.

Authors
  • Delfabbro, Paul1
  • Lahn, Julie
  • Grabosky, Peter
  • 1 School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. [email protected] , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
40
Issue
6-7
Pages
587–595
Identifiers
PMID: 16756585
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results suggest that problem gambling appears to be a significant risk factor for poorer mental health among Australia adolescents. Given previous adult research indicating a link between early gambling and long-term gambling problems and poorer life outcomes (e.g. Abbott, McKenna and Giles, 2000 in New Zealand), these findings suggest a need to enhance existing educational initiatives and services specifically designed to assist adolescents with gambling problems.

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