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The Relationship between Impulsiveness, Self-Esteem, Irrational Gambling Belief and Problem Gambling Moderating Effects of Gender

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Department of Nursing, Namseoul University, Cheonan 31020, Korea
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Department of Child Welfare, Namseoul University, Cheonan 31020, Korea
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Academic Editors: Maria Anna Donati, Giulia Fioravanti and Dora Dodig Hundric
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(10), 5180; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105180
Received: 19 March 2021 / Revised: 7 May 2021 / Accepted: 11 May 2021 / Published: 13 May 2021
The present study investigated the relationship between impulsivity, self-esteem, irrational gambling belief, and problem gambling and also explored whether the relationships between these constructs are different for males and females. Participants included 563 college students with 259 males (46.0%) and 304 females (54.0%) from Korea. Participants completed a survey. The results showed that 5.3% of students were problem gamblers, while 9.4% were moderate-risk gamblers. The relationships between impulsivity, self-esteem, irrational gambling belief, and problem gambling differed for males and females. For females, greater impulsivity and lower self-esteem predicted higher irrational gambling belief, while higher irrational gambling belief predicted more problem gambling. For males, greater impulsivity predicted higher irrational gambling belief, and higher irrational gambling belief predicted more problem gambling. This finding suggests that different prevention efforts are needed, which will require identifying the variables that affect problem gambling. View Full-Text
Keywords: impulsivity; self-esteem; irrational gambling belief; problem gambling; comparative study; moderating effect impulsivity; self-esteem; irrational gambling belief; problem gambling; comparative study; moderating effect
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Choi, J.; Kim, K. The Relationship between Impulsiveness, Self-Esteem, Irrational Gambling Belief and Problem Gambling Moderating Effects of Gender. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 5180. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105180

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Choi J, Kim K. The Relationship between Impulsiveness, Self-Esteem, Irrational Gambling Belief and Problem Gambling Moderating Effects of Gender. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(10):5180. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105180

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Choi, Junghyun, and Kyoungeun Kim. 2021. "The Relationship between Impulsiveness, Self-Esteem, Irrational Gambling Belief and Problem Gambling Moderating Effects of Gender" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 10: 5180. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105180

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