College student gambling: Etiology, consequences, and prevention strategies

Abstract

This chapter discusses the etiology and consequences of gambling among college students and includes prevention strategy information. population Although most students who gamble appear to do so without significant consequences, gambling nonetheless represents a significant public health concern among college students due to increased rates of disordered gambling in college students and college-aged individuals relative to the general adult population. Research on gambling in young adults and college students is in its infancy, and there is relatively little research on this topic outside North America and Australia. Three recent randomized controlled trials in the United States demonstrate that brief interventions can be efficacious in reducing gambling frequency, amount, and harmful consequences of gambling among college students. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)

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