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It's Not What You Know, but How You Use It: Statistical Knowledge and Adolescent Problem Gambling

Delfabbro, Paul Howard; Lahn, Julie; Grabosky, Peter


This paper examined the nature of irrational gambling-related cognitions in a sample of 926 adolescents (mean age = 14.5 years) sampled from Australian schools. Students were differentiated according to gambling status and administered a series of items that assessed their understanding of objective odds, the nature of randomness, the role of skill in gambling, and the perceived profitability of gambling. The results confirmed previous findings that problem gamblers tend to be more irrational...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Gambling Studies
DOI: 10.1007/s10899-006-9009-5


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