The significance of gender and ethnicity in collegiate gambling and drinking


A survey was used with 293 male and female college students to examine problem gambling and binge drinking. The results indicate that males are more likely to engage in gambling activities, experience more consequences from gambling, and meet the criteria for problem gambling compared with females. The results further indicate that white male athletes are more likely to engage in binge drinking compared with their female counterparts. We detected both similarities and differences in correlates for gambling and drinking and found a consistent theme of gender differences for alcohol consumption, binge drinking, and gambling behavior. Implications for gender-specific prevention are discussed.

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