The Italian version of the South Oaks Gambling Screen questionnaire (SOGS) and a socio-demographic questionnaire were administered to a sample of 275 healthcare professions students aged 19 to 58 years (mean age = 22.17; females = 81.1%) to address the research objectives: to examine the prevalence and correlates of problem gambling in a population of university healthcare professions students in Italy. Among the sample, 8.7% (n = 24) of participants showed problem gambling and 1.5% (n = 4) pathologic gambling. Lottery and scratch cards were the most frequent type of gambling in the sample, followed by cards and bingo. Compared to females, males tend to be more involved in problem gambling and pathological gambling. Males tend to be more involved than females in different types of gambling (such as cards, sports bets, gambling at the casino). Pathological gambling is positively associated with gender, being students lagging behind the regular schedule of exams and parents’ level of education. These findings have important implications in terms of prevention and intervention on gambling and pathological gambling. Universities should make available educational programs and counselling services to address this issue.

Prevalence and Possible Predictors of Gambling Disorder in a Sample of Students in the Healthcare Professions / Scandroglio, F.; Ferrazzi, G.; Giacobazzi, A.; Vinci, V.; Marchi, M.; Galeazzi, G. M.; Musetti, A.; Pingani, L.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 20:1(2023), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/ijerph20010452]

Prevalence and Possible Predictors of Gambling Disorder in a Sample of Students in the Healthcare Professions

Scandroglio F.;Ferrazzi G.;Vinci V.;Marchi M.;Galeazzi G. M.;Pingani L.
2023-01-01

Abstract

The Italian version of the South Oaks Gambling Screen questionnaire (SOGS) and a socio-demographic questionnaire were administered to a sample of 275 healthcare professions students aged 19 to 58 years (mean age = 22.17; females = 81.1%) to address the research objectives: to examine the prevalence and correlates of problem gambling in a population of university healthcare professions students in Italy. Among the sample, 8.7% (n = 24) of participants showed problem gambling and 1.5% (n = 4) pathologic gambling. Lottery and scratch cards were the most frequent type of gambling in the sample, followed by cards and bingo. Compared to females, males tend to be more involved in problem gambling and pathological gambling. Males tend to be more involved than females in different types of gambling (such as cards, sports bets, gambling at the casino). Pathological gambling is positively associated with gender, being students lagging behind the regular schedule of exams and parents’ level of education. These findings have important implications in terms of prevention and intervention on gambling and pathological gambling. Universities should make available educational programs and counselling services to address this issue.
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Prevalence and Possible Predictors of Gambling Disorder in a Sample of Students in the Healthcare Professions / Scandroglio, F.; Ferrazzi, G.; Giacobazzi, A.; Vinci, V.; Marchi, M.; Galeazzi, G. M.; Musetti, A.; Pingani, L.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 20:1(2023), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/ijerph20010452]
Scandroglio, F.; Ferrazzi, G.; Giacobazzi, A.; Vinci, V.; Marchi, M.; Galeazzi, G. M.; Musetti, A.; Pingani, L.
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