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Gambling-Related Beliefs and Gambling Behaviour: Explaining Gambling Problems with the Theory of Planned Behaviour

Flack, Malcolm J. and Morris, Mary M. (2015). Gambling-Related Beliefs and Gambling Behaviour: Explaining Gambling Problems with the Theory of Planned Behaviour. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,article in press:1-13.

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Title Gambling-Related Beliefs and Gambling Behaviour: Explaining Gambling Problems with the Theory of Planned Behaviour
Author Flack, Malcolm J.
Morris, Mary M.
Journal Name International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number article in press
ISSN 1557-1882   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84949521506
Start Page 1
End Page 13
Total Pages 13
Place of Publication United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Investigating how gambling frequency and perceptions towards gambling relate to gambling problems has direct relevance for prevention and treatment programs. Accordingly, this study explored the relationship between a diverse group of gambling beliefs, the intention to gamble, gambling frequency, and gambling problems. To facilitate this, the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) was employed to model the influence of gambling attitudes (e.g., the expected emotional and financial outcomes from gambling), social norms (e.g., perceived approval and gambling behaviour of significant others) and cognitive biases (confidence in the ability to determine the outcome of gambling) on the intention to gamble, gambling frequency, and gambling problems. Two hundred and one volunteers completed a questionnaire that assessed these social-cognitive factors and gambling behaviours. Consistent with expectations, the path analysis revealed the TPB determinants predicted gambling frequency and gambling problems, respectively. Interestingly though, there was the direct path between the intention to gamble and gambling problems, and attitudes and gambling frequency. The potential implications for these findings are discussed.
Keywords Gambling
Attitudes
Social norms, cognitive biases
The theory of planned behaviour
Path analysis
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11469-015-9611-9   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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