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Prevention of problem gambling: Lessons learned from two Alberta programs

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Connolly, Dennis
dc.contributor.author Wood, Robert T.
dc.contributor.author Currie, Shawn
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-17T22:41:05Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-17T22:41:05Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation In G. Coman, (Ed.), Proceedings of the 13th annual National Association for Gambling Studies Conference, Canberra, Australia, November 2003 [CD-ROM] (pp. 243-272). Alphington, Australia: National Association for Gambling Studies Inc. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/371
dc.description National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia) 2003 Conference Proceedings en
dc.description.abstract The development of effective problem gambling prevention programs is in its infancy. The present paper discusses results of randomized control trials of two programs that have been implemented in Alberta, Canada. The first is a 10 session program delivered to several classes of university students taking Introductory Statistics. This program focused primarily on teaching the probabilities associated with gambling and included several hands-on demonstrations of typical casino table games. The second is a 5 session program delivered to high school students at several sites in southern Alberta. This program was more comprehensive, containing information and exercises on the nature of gambling and problem gambling, gambling fallacies, gambling odds, decisionmaking, coping skills, and social problem-solving skills. Data concerning gambling attitudes, gambling fallacies and gambling behaviour at 3 and 6-months postintervention are presented. The findings of these studies are somewhat counter-intuitive and have important implications for the design of effective prevention programs. en
dc.description.sponsorship Alberta Gaming Research Institute en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher National Association for Gambling Studies Inc. en
dc.subject Gambling -- Prevention en
dc.title Prevention of problem gambling: Lessons learned from two Alberta programs en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Mathematics and Computer Science
dc.publisher.department Sociology

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