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dc.contributor.advisorMazmanian, Dwight
dc.contributor.authorKing, Emily V.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-11T03:31:09Z
dc.date.available2012-11-11T03:31:09Z
dc.date.created2011-12
dc.date.issued2012-11-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/320
dc.description.abstractThe health, social functioning, and life satisfaction of older adults, age 50 and older were explored across levels of gambling activity as measured by the National Opinion Research Centre DSM Screen for Gambling Problems (NODS). Three hundred and nine participants were recruited from two different geographic locations in Ontario. Self-rated measures consisted of two widely-used gambling screens, and measures of general health, mental health, social functioning, and life satisfaction. Alcohol consumption, the use of prescription medication, and pain were also assessed. Both recreational gamblers and non-gamblers reported significantly better health and greater life satisfaction than problem gamblers. Problem gamblers reported significantly higher anxiety and depression than both of the other groups and poorer social functioning. Higher gambling expenditures, more frequent gambling, and participation in more types of gambling activities were associated with problem gambling. Sex differences were noted in gambling activities and certain problem gambling behaviours. Residing in a household with others that gambled and not having a current marital partner emerged as predictors of problem gambling risk. The findings provide further support for the relationship between problem gambling and poorer health.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectGambling behaviouren_US
dc.subjectPublic health approach to gamblingen_US
dc.subjectMotivations for gambling behaviouren_US
dc.subjectGambling prevalence in older adultsen_US
dc.subjectGambling & healthen_US
dc.subjectProblem gamblingen_US
dc.titleThe relationship of gambling to health, social functioning, and life satisfaction in older adultsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.namePh.D.en_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplinePsychology : Clinicalen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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