Risk, Compensatory, Protective, and Vulnerability Processes Influencing Youth Gambling Problems and Other High-Risk Behaviours
Référence bibliographique 
Lussier, Isabelle D. 2009. «Risk, Compensatory, Protective, and Vulnerability Processes Influencing Youth Gambling Problems and Other High-Risk Behaviours». Thèse de doctorat, Montréal, Université McGill, Département de psychopédagogie et psychologie du counseling.
Intentions : « [...] the current research is designed to explore the compensatory and protective effects of individual attributes (social bonding, social competence, and personal competence) on the relationships between other known predictors (anxiety, impulsivity, depression, and environmental risk) and high-risk behaviours (youth gambling problems, substance problems, and deviant behaviour) [...]. » (p. 35-36)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’échantillon est composé de 1055 élèves provenant d’écoles montréalaises en milieux défavorisés. Un échantillon de 1273 élèves forme le groupe de comparaison. Ce dernier échantillon a été récolté en 2004 dans le cadre du mémoire de maîtrise de l’auteure.
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
« This study explores the impact of individual attributes and environmental risk on youth gambling, substance, and deviant behaviour problems. With a cross-sectional design, regression analyses indicated that among a sample of mostly first-generation immigrant adolescents from low-income homes, social bonding was associated with a decrease in severity for all three problem behaviours, while peer and neighbourhood risk were associated with an increase in severity for all three behaviours. As well, personal competence was associated with a decrease in deviant behaviour only, while family risk was associated with an increase in both substance problem and deviant behaviour severity. Interestingly, social competence was associated with an increase in substance problems and deviant behaviour. In terms of protective processes, a putative moderating effect was found for composite individual attributes on the relationship between composite environmental risk and deviant behaviour. Findings are discussed with respect to the roles of compensatory, risk, and protective processes. » (p. 2)