Misbeliefs About Gambling in a Convenience Sample from the General Population.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_CC0D53976724
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Misbeliefs About Gambling in a Convenience Sample from the General Population.
Périodique
Journal of gambling studies
Auteur(s)
Tomei A., Bamert A., Sani A.M.
ISSN
1573-3602 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1050-5350
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
09/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
33
Numéro
3
Pages
899-906
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
We examined knowledge about the role of randomness in gambling and the principle of independence of events, in a community sample. We also investigated whether this knowledge varies according to gender and age. A convenience sample of 1257 residents in French-speaking Switzerland, aged 18-88 years (28.5% of women) completed a short online questionnaire. This assessed the perceived role of human skills in four different games as well as beliefs relating to the principle of independence of events. The results show that 19.5% of the respondents perceived Roulette as a game for which the outcome is determined by skill. They also showed that 15.1% of the respondents did not hold beliefs about the independence of events principle. Gender and age differences were also observed: Men were proportionally more likely to hold erroneous beliefs about gambling skills and the independence of events, compared to women. The 18-25 year-old age group attributed Roulette outcomes to the gambler's skill more frequently than the older categories. The implications of these findings for prevention and social support are discussed.
Mots-clé
Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Behavior, Addictive/psychology, Female, Gambling/psychology, Humans, Illusions, Male, Middle Aged, Sex Factors, Social Perception, Surveys and Questionnaires, Switzerland, Young Adult, Age, Erroneous beliefs, Gambling, Gender, Independence of events, Population
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
10/01/2017 19:15
Dernière modification de la notice
15/06/2018 19:27
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