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Program findings that inform curriculum development for the prevention of problem gambling

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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.contributor.author Davis, R. Meghan
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-17T22:41:16Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-17T22:41:16Z
dc.date.issued 2004-05
dc.identifier.citation Gambling Research, 16(1), 47-69. en
dc.identifier.issn 1832-4975
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/372
dc.description This is an electronic version of an article published in Volume 16, Number 1 / May 2004 of Gambling Research. 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, decision-making, coping skills, and social problem-solving skills. Data concerning gambling attitudes, gambling fallacies and gambling behaviour at 3 and 6-months post-intervention 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 of Gambling Studies Australia en
dc.subject gambling education en
dc.subject gambling beliefs en
dc.subject gambling activities en
dc.title Program findings that inform curriculum development for the prevention of problem gambling en
dc.type Article 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
dc.description.peer-review Yes

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