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dc.contributor.authorClarke DE
dc.contributor.authorAbbott M
dc.contributor.authorTse S
dc.contributor.authorTownsend S
dc.contributor.authorKingi P
dc.contributor.authorManaia W
dc.date.available2006-07-01
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000240443200004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=c5bb3b2499afac691c2e3c1a83ef6fef
dc.identifier.citationNEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 2006, 35 (2), pp. 84 - 91 (8)
dc.identifier.issn0112-109X
dc.description.abstractDemographic associations with pathological gambling are usually based on findings with population samples which include less serious problem gamblers. The present study examined the relative contribution of risk factors for pathological gambling in selected ethnic groups. A questionnaire which included the DSM-IV-TR symptoms of pathological gambling was completed by 345 South Auckland adults. Approximately 92% gambled and 38% of the gamblers met the criterion of at least five symptoms for current probable pathological gambling. Ethnicity and the interaction between gender and ethnicity were significant predictors of pathological gambling, after controlling for regular gambling, number of favourite continuous gambling activities, gender, age and occupation. Males and females were equivalently at high risk in New Zealand European and Maori groups, but not in the Pacific or Asian groups where males were at greater risk. The findings should be treated with caution owing to the non-representative nature of the sample. They suggest, however, that further research, including prospective investigation, is warranted to advance understanding of the development of problem gambling in different ethnic groups.
dc.format.extent84 - 91 (8)
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherNEW ZEALAND PSYCHOL SOC
dc.subjectPUBLIC-HEALTH
dc.subjectPREVALENCE
dc.subjectGAMBLERS
dc.titleGender, age, ethnic and occupational associations with pathological gambling in a New Zealand urban sample
dc.typeJournal article
dc.citation.volume35
dc.identifier.elements-id18538
dc.relation.isPartOfNEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
dc.citation.issue2
dc.description.publication-statusPublished
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences
pubs.notesNot known
dc.subject.anzsrc1701 Psychology
dc.subject.anzsrc1702 Cognitive Sciences


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