Gender Differences in Problem Gambling Behavior From Help-Line Callers

About the Course:

The primary objective of this study was to assess the gender differences of perceived problem gambling using data from help-line callers. This study helps solidify past research by comparing male and female help-line callers’ demographics and their preferred type of gambling, and the associated behaviors, mental health correlates, and consequences of gambling.

Publication Date:

Issue 16, April 2006

Author

Jill Heater and David Patton

About the Author:

The authors are associated with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about gender differences in problem gambling behavior. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss findings from previous research into gender differences in gambling behavior.

  2. Explain the methodology of the reported gambling research study.

  3. Describe results of the study and the implications for treatment and further research.

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