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Gambling Problems among Students Attending University in the United Kingdom: Associations with Gender, Financial Hardship and Year of Study

Morgan Zolkwer, Glen Dighton Orcid Logo, Bryan Singer, Simon Dymond Orcid Logo

Journal of Gambling Issues, Issue: 2022

Swansea University Authors: Glen Dighton Orcid Logo, Simon Dymond Orcid Logo

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DOI (Published version): 10.4309/fypo3349

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University students may be at increased risk of gambling related problems. The present study investigated the gambling experience and general wellbeing of domestic and international students attending a higher-education university in the United Kingdom (UK). An online survey consisting ofdemographic...

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Published in: Journal of Gambling Issues
ISSN: 1910-7595
Published: Concurrent Disorders Society Press 2022
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa62076
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Abstract: University students may be at increased risk of gambling related problems. The present study investigated the gambling experience and general wellbeing of domestic and international students attending a higher-education university in the United Kingdom (UK). An online survey consisting ofdemographic characteristics, gambling experience, problem gambling severity, and general mental health measures was completed by n=402 undergraduates. Results indicated that 44% of students engaged in at-risk gambling and 6% in PG. General mental health scores did not differ across gambling severity. Male gender identity was a significant risk-factor for both at-risk and PG. Accessing universityfinancial hardship funds and being in the final year of study were significant riskfactors for problem gambling. Overall, gambling problems are significant concerns for UK university students and the risk of problematic gambling is associated with financial hardship, year of study, and gender.
Keywords: Gambling, Students, Mental Health, Gender, Financial Hardship
College: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Funders: No funding was received for this study.
Issue: 2022