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The Gambling Factors Related with the Level of Adolescent Problem Gambler

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Department of Nursing, College of Health & Welfare & Nursing, ChungWoon University, Chungnam 32244, Korea
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Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Konkuk University, Chungcheonbuk-do 27478, Korea
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Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul 05029, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(12), 2110; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16122110
Received: 15 May 2019 / Revised: 10 June 2019 / Accepted: 11 June 2019 / Published: 14 June 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the gambling factors related with the gambling problem level of adolescents to provide basic information for the prevention of adolescent gambling problems. The data was drawn from the 2015 Survey on Youth Gambling Problems of the Korea Center on Gambling Problems for Korean students in grades 7–11 (ages 13–17 years) and included 14,011 study subjects (average age 14.9 years, 52.5% male). The lifetime gambling behavior experience was 42.1%, and 24.2% had a gambling behavior experience within the past three months. The past three-month prevalence of problem gambling was 1.1%. The gambling factors related with the level of adolescent problem gambling include the presence of nearby gambling facilities, having personal relationships with people that gamble, a higher number of experienced gambling behaviors, male adolescents, and a greater amount of time spent gambling. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first report to identify gambling factors related with the level of adolescent problem gambling in Korean adolescents using national data. These findings suggest that gambling prevention efforts must consider not only access to individual adolescents as early intervention, but also environmental strategies such as accessibility regulations and alternative activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: adolescent; gambling; problem gambling; prevention adolescent; gambling; problem gambling; prevention
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Kang, K.; Ok, J.S.; Kim, H.; Lee, K.-S. The Gambling Factors Related with the Level of Adolescent Problem Gambler. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2110. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16122110

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Kang K, Ok JS, Kim H, Lee K-S. The Gambling Factors Related with the Level of Adolescent Problem Gambler. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(12):2110. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16122110

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Kang, Kyonghwa, Jong S. Ok, Hyeongsu Kim, and Kun-Sei Lee. 2019. "The Gambling Factors Related with the Level of Adolescent Problem Gambler" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, no. 12: 2110. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16122110

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