Using Frequency of Gambling and Interference with Important Life Domains to Develop Evidence-Based Recommendations for Responsible Gambling in Manitoba
|Dr. Tracie Afifi, University of Manitoba
Dr. Jitender Sareen, University of Manitoba
|Explore what game types and characteristics contribute to the appeal and/or increase the potential for harm.
|Small Grant ($49,953)
Research has suggested that certain types of gambling are associated with an increased likelihood of problem gambling. Although studying specific gambling types and how they relate to problem gambling is not new, frequency of gambling on specific gambling types is a new area of inquiry that can provide insight into how gambling involvement is related to gambling problems. However, from a public health perspective, it is also important to understand how frequency of gambling can interfere with home responsibilities, work, school, relationships, and social life. What is currently unknown is if certain types of gambling are more likely to be associated with interference in one’s life and at what frequency of gambling on these particular types of games is interference noted across several domains (i.e., home, work, school, relationships, and social life). The overall aim of the proposed study is to examine at what frequency of play a particular type of gambling may become associated with an increased likelihood of inference with home responsibilities, work, school, relationships, and social life and what factors may moderate these relationships.
Afifi, T.O., Sareen, J.,Taillieu, T. et al. (2018). Life Interference Due to Gambling
in Three Canadian Provinces. Journal of Gambling Studies.
|Summary Report- Life Interference due to Gambling_0.pdf
|Full Report- Life Interference due to Gambling.pdf