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J Health Info Stat 2013;38(2):13-23.
부산지역 대학생의 도박행동유형과 건강위험행동이 도박문제에 미치는 영향
김정은 , 조경원 , 배성권
The Influence of Gambling Behavior Types and Health Risk Behaviors on the Problem Gambling among College Students in Busan
Jeong Eun Kim , Kyoung Won Cho , Sung Kwon Bae
This study aims to examine college students` gambling behavior and investigates the effect of factors on problem gambling, such as personal characteristics, gambling history, and health risk behaviors.
The subjects of the study were students selected from six colleges in Busan, Korea. A total of 431 questionnaires were used in the final analysis.
First, the results showed that more than 60% of respondents had gambled in the past year. The most popular forms of gambling were the lottery, followed by card betting, sports betting, and online gambling, betting on horse-racing, cycle-racing, and motorboat-racing games, and casino games. Second, frequent smoking and drinking increased the incidence of the problem gambling. Third, it was revealed that gender and age were negatively correlated with gambling, while the frequency of gambling activities and the number of previous gambling experiences were positively correlated with problem gambling behavior.
Ongoing preventive screening and early intervention must be made a priority to prevent college students` gambling behavior from reaching serious levels.
Key words: Problem gambling, Health risk behavior, College students
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