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Comparisons by gender and school type in the association between betting games and problem gambling among adolescents

청소년의 돈내기 게임 경험과 문제도박의 관계에서 성별 및 학교급별 차이 비교

  • Lee, Jaekyoung (Research and Development Team, Korea Center on Gambling Problems) ;
  • Lee, RaeHyuck (College of Hyang-seol Nanum, Soonchunhyang University) ;
  • Chang, Hae-Lim (Department of Social Welfare, Seoul Jangsin University)
  • 이재경 (한국도박문제관리센터 예방홍보부 연구개발팀) ;
  • 이래혁 (순천향대학교 향설나눔대학) ;
  • 장혜림 (서울장신대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2018.09.07
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2018.10.28

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the association between betting games and problem gambling among adolescents, with attention paid to comparisons by gender and school level. For this purpose, this study analyzed a sample of 3,653 adolescents from the 2015 Survey on Youth Gambling Problems. The main findings are as follows. First, experiencing online betting games compared to non-online betting games was associated with higher risks of being light and severe problem gambling among adolescents. Second, the associations between online betting games and problem gambling was more pronounced for male adolescents than for female adolescents. Third, the associations between online betting games and problem gambling was more pronounced for high school students than for middle school students. Based on the findings, this study suggested practical strategies to prevent problem gambling among adolescents.

Keywords

Adolescent;Betting game;Problem gambling;Comparison by gender;Comparison by school level

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