Your Mother Should Know: A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Gambling among Their Adolescent Children

Your Mother Should Know: A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Gambling among Their Adolescent Children

Your Mother Should Know: A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Gambling among Their Adolescent Children

Your Mother Should Know: A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Gambling among Their Adolescent Childrens

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Référence bibliographique [10046]

Shead, N. Will, Derevensky, Jeffrey L. et Meerkamper, Eric. 2011. «Your Mother Should Know: A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Gambling among Their Adolescent Children ». International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, vol. 9, no 3, p. 264-275.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The current study sought to investigate the attitudes and behaviors of parents concerning the gambling activities of their own teenage children with a specific focus on gender differences.» (p. 267)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«This recruitment and data collection procedure yielded a total of 3,089 completed surveys. [...] Participants from all 10 Canadian provinces participated.» (p. 267-268)

Instruments :
Sondage

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


According to the authors, «[p]arental responses concerning the gambling activities of their children revealed several gender differences. In terms of attitudes towards youth gambling, fewer fathers viewed it as a serious issue among teens compared to mothers, particularly fathers of teenage boys. In addition, fathers generally reported more lenient attitudes towards youth gambling compared to mothers. [...] An examination of different gambling activities showed that mothers and fathers differed in the types of gambling activities they tended to participate in with their children. [...] Mothers were more likely to report having conversations with their children about gambling compared to fathers, regardless of the child’s gender. [...] Fathers appeared to have less awareness of youth gambling initiatives compared to mothers in that they were more likely to indicate that they did not know whether their children had been exposed to educational materials or prevention programs for youth gambling. This latter finding suggests that mothers are more cognizant of their children’s gambling behavior and the prevention materials they are being exposed to. [...] The current findings have implications for programs aimed at raising parental awareness of youth gambling as a serious issue and the ways in which parents can manage problems that may arise as a result of their children gambling. [...] The current findings also suggest a need to develop gender-specific programs that address the unique characteristics of mothers versus fathers.» (p. 272-273)
Note : Cet article contient des comparaisons interprovinciales.