Gambling risk and protective factors among community and clinical samples in Singapore

Periasamy, Sivagnanam, Oei, Poh Tian, Dillon, Denise, and Lai, Wei Wei (2018) Gambling risk and protective factors among community and clinical samples in Singapore. Journal of Addiction and Recovery, 2. 1008.

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Abstract

Objectives: Problem Gambling (PG) has been linked to several socio-cognitive risk and protective factors; However, knowledge on their impact on problem gamblers in Asia remains. This study compares gambling risk and protective factors between clinical problem gamblers and community individuals in Singapore.

Methods: Data on gambling risk and protective factors, and PG severity were collected from 150 clinical problem gamblers and 150 community individuals through paper surveys.

Results: Clinical problem gamblers scored significantly higher in PG severity, gambling-related negative thoughts and urge and psychological distress, and scored significantly lower in gambling refusal self-efficacy, hope, resilience and life satisfaction, than community participants. There were also more significant relationships between risk and protective factors among clinical than community participants.

Conclusion: Gambling-related protective factors are relevant to clinical problem gamblers in the Singapore context, which could be further leveraged upon to inform and refine existing PG rehabilitation efforts.

Item ID: 56115
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 2637-4528
Keywords: moderators; self-efficacy; resilience; gambling; prevention; Asia
Copyright Information: Copyright © Tian Po O (2018). This Article is distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 06:12
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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