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  • Nixon, Gary; Solowoniuk, Jason; McGowan, Virginia (SpringerSchool Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006-07)
    This research study sought to interpret and strove toward understanding the lived experience of 13 pathological gambler from an archetypal–mythic perspective. Through a phenomenological hermeneutics inquiry, 11 clusters ...
  • Volberg, Rachel A.; Williams, Robert J. (Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011-11-14)
    Screening for problem gambling takes place in both clinical settings and in population research. Several short assessment tools for problem gambling have been developed over the past decade for use in these settings. ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis (American Psychological AssociationSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer Science, 2006-03)
    The present research examined the influence of improved knowledge of odds and mathematical expectation on the gambling behavior of university students. A group of 198 Introductory Statistics students received instruction ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Solowoniuk, Jason; Hagen, Brad F.; Williams, Robert J. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005-09)
    Objective: The objective of this phenomenological qualitative study was to explore the lived experience of older adults who engage in problem or pathological gambling. Method and sample: Older adults who gambled were ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Nowatzki, Nadine (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006-04)
    University students from southern Alberta (n = 585) were administered a questionnaire to assess their gambling behaviour. Seventy-two percent reported gambling in the past 6 months, with the most common types being lotteries ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Royston, Jennifer; Hagen, Brad F. (SageSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005-12)
    A review of problem gambling in forensic populations suggests that one third of criminal offenders meet criteria for problem or pathological gambling. This is the highest rate yet found in any population. Approximately ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (ElsevierArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007)
    In light of continued and rapid expansion, and in light of existing ambiguities and gaps in current knowledge, this chapter seeks to highlight the major trends and issues associated with Internet gambling today. This is ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2012-04-30)
    The present paper has three purposes. First, to outline the value and utility of population prevalence studies of gambling. Second, to review the methodological issues specific to conducting these studies. Third, in light ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A.; Stevens, Rhys M. G. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2012-05-08)
    The primary purpose of the present research was to standardize problem gambling prevalence rates so as to facilitate comparisons between jurisdictions as well as within the same jurisdiction over time. The first step in ...
  • Williams, Robert J. (Alberta Gaming Research InstituteSchool of Health Sciences, 2002-12)
    The current generation of North American youth are the first to have been raised in an environment of extensive legalized and government-sanctioned gambling. Perhaps as a consequence, the prevalence of problem gambling in ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Blackwell Publishing LimitedSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociology, 2004-12)
    The legitimacy of government-sponsored gambling and its continued expansion depends in part on the impact that gambling has on society and the extent to which gambling revenue is derived from vulnerable individuals. The ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J.; Lawton, Paul K. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-06)
    At a time when land-based gambling opportunities are widely available, why might some people choose or prefer to gamble on the Internet? We investigate this question using qualitative and quantitative data collected from ...
  • Stevens, Rhys (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthLibraryUniversity of Lethbridge, 2002-12)
    On-line reports and papers are an increasingly popular way to distribute research findings. This trend seems to be especially true for the field of gambling and gaming research. New reports can be disseminated from Web ...
  • Piquette-Tomei, Noëlla; Rugle, Lorie; Keys, Joy (Saturday Mornings with Joy KeysEducationEducationUniversity of LethbridgeDepartment of Mental Health and Addiction Services, State of Connecticut, 2010-03-06)
    This item is a sound recording of the March 6, 2010 episode of "Saturday Mornings with Joy Key" entitled "Women and Gambling Addiction". Guests are Noëlla Piquette-Tomei, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of ...