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Problem Gambling within the Non-Indigenous Population of the Northern Territory of Australia: A Multivariate Analysis of Risk Factors

Young, Martin, Stevens, Matthew and Morris, Mary (2008). Problem Gambling within the Non-Indigenous Population of the Northern Territory of Australia: A Multivariate Analysis of Risk Factors. International Gambling Studies,8(1):77-93.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 78217904xPUB17
Title Problem Gambling within the Non-Indigenous Population of the Northern Territory of Australia: A Multivariate Analysis of Risk Factors
Author Young, Martin
Stevens, Matthew
Morris, Mary
Journal Name International Gambling Studies
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1445-9795   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 77
End Page 93
Total Pages 17
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Routledge
Field of Research 1506 - Tourism
1701 - Psychology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This paper estimates, through the use of a telephone survey and the Canadian Problem Gambling Index (CPGI), the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling among the non-indigenous population of the Northern Territory, Australia. Multivariate predictive models of regular and problem gambling group membership were constructed using socio-demographic and gambling mode variables. Of the socio-demographic variables, household type (particularly being single or living in a group household) was a predictor for both gambler types. In addition, male gender and formal education below tertiary level were associated with regular gambling. Gambling mode proved to be of greater explanatory power for both groups. In particular, electronic gaming machines (EGMs) were strongly associated with problem gambling. While these results provide a necessary knowledge base, the gaps they highlight are as valuable as the empirical results they provide. Any comprehensive understanding of risk factors in demographically distinctive jurisdictions such as the Northern Territory requires a broader approach; one that meaningfully extends beyond the non-indigenous population.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14459790701870571   (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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