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The association between at-risk gambling and binge drinking in the general Swedish population
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
2015 (English)In: Addictive Behaviors Reports, ISSN 1583-9583, E-ISSN 2076-3387, Vol. 2, 49-54 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While the association between problem gambling and alcohol use disorders has been studied previously, little is known about the association between risk gambling and risk drinking. This study aimed at examining the association between at-risk gambling and binge drinking in the general Swedish population and to test whether this association remained after controlling for demographic factors. The data was part of a larger ongoing survey in the general Swedish population. Respondents (N = 19 530) were recruited through random digit dialing and interviewed about their alcohol habits (binge drinking), at-risk gambling (the Lie/Bet questionnaire) and demographics (gender, age, education, residence size, marital status, labor market status, country of origin and smoking). There was an association between lifetime at-risk gambling and current (12 months) weekly binge drinking for both men (OR = 1.73; CI 95%: 1.27–2.35) and women (OR = 2.27; CI 95%: 1.05–4.90). After controlling for demographics this association no longer remained significant (OR = 1.38; CI 95%; .99–1.90 for men and OR = 1.99; CI 95%: .94–4.66 for women). Age and smoking had the largest impact on this association. At-risk gambling and binge drinking are associated behaviors. However, it seems as if this association may be confounded by demographic variables. We hypothesize that similarities in personality profiles and health aspects could account for an additional part of the association.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 2, 49-54 p.
Keyword [en]
At-risk gambling, Binge drinking, Demographics
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Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-134610DOI: 10.1016/j.abrep.2015.07.001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-134610DiVA: diva2:1034609
Available from: 2016-10-12 Created: 2016-10-12 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
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1. Beyond Recreational Gambling: a Psychological Perspective on Risk- and Problem Gambling
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond Recreational Gambling: a Psychological Perspective on Risk- and Problem Gambling
2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The general aim of this thesis was to examine risk gambling in the general population from a psychological perspective. This was done in three studies targeting personality, risky alcohol habits and gambling motives, respectively. Initially, 19 530 randomly assigned Swedish citizens were screened for problem gambling via telephone using the two questions in the Lie/Bet questionnaire. This sample constitutes the basis for one of the studies in the thesis. For the other studies, individuals answering yes to one of the questions in the Lie/Bet questionnaire and agreeing to participate further were sent a postal questionnaire. The questionnaire included questions about gambling, personality and gambling motives.

 

Some of the main results showed that:

  • Negative consequences of gambling were associated with higher levels of impulsivity and negative affectivity.
  • Risk gamblers reported lower levels of negative affectivity compared to the general population.
  • Compared to non-risk gamblers, twice as many of the risk gamblers reported weekly binge drinking during the past 12 months. This association, however, seemed to be explained by shared demographic characteristics, rather than by the risk gambling causing binge drinking.
  • High risk gamblers more often reported that they gambled for the challenge and for coping reasons, compared to low risk gamblers.
  • High risk gamblers had overall stronger motives for gambling.
  • The results also indicated that the level of risk gambling was highly intertwined with gambling motives and could explain some differences in gambling motives between, for example, women/men and younger/older gamblers.

One of the focal points in the discussion was that higher levels of negative affectivity may be a cause of elevated problems rather than a cause of risk gambling. Another issue discussed was that the level of risk- /problem gambling may be important to consider when comparing gambling motives across subgroups of gamblers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, 2016. 83 p.
Keyword
risk gambling, problem gambling, gambling motives, personality
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-134623 (URN)978-91-7649-539-1 (ISBN)978-91-7649-540-7 (ISBN)
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2016-12-02, David Magnussonsalen (U31), Frescati Hagväg 8, Stockholm, 10:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2016-11-09 Created: 2016-10-12 Last updated: 2017-01-23Bibliographically approved

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