The Influence of Cultural Background on Parental Perceptions of Adolescent Gambling Behaviour: A Canadian Study

The Influence of Cultural Background on Parental Perceptions of Adolescent Gambling Behaviour: A Canadian Study

The Influence of Cultural Background on Parental Perceptions of Adolescent Gambling Behaviour: A Canadian Study

The Influence of Cultural Background on Parental Perceptions of Adolescent Gambling Behaviour: A Canadian Studys

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Référence bibliographique [10823]

Campbell, Colin A., Derevensky, Jeffrey L., Meerkamper, Eric et Cutajar, Jo. 2012. «The Influence of Cultural Background on Parental Perceptions of Adolescent Gambling Behaviour: A Canadian Study ». International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, vol. 10, no 4, p. 237-250.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«Despite the presence of studies examining the perceptions youth have of their parents’ attitudes towards their gambling behaviour, there has been very little done to directly examine parents’ attitudes on youth gambling, and whether these attitudes differ based on linguistic or cultural affiliation. The goal of the current study is to assess parental attitudes and the perceived seriousness of youth gambling amongst an ethnically diverse population.» (p. 540)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Adult participants were recruited via an Internet based request and selected on the basis of having one or more children between 13–18 years of age. In total, approximately 40,000 individuals across Canada were contacted via e-mail to complete the survey, with 3,279 individuals completing the entire survey. Within the sample, 500 parents, resident in Quebec, completed the study in French, representing 15.25% of all respondents. An additional 200 English speaking participants from Quebec were also included, totalling 700 participants from Quebec. The remaining 2,579 English speaking participants were drawn from each of the remaining Canadian provinces.» (p. 541)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«There remains little doubt that youth gambling and problem gambling is a growing social policy and public health issue. Yet, the results of the current study not only corroborate children’s perceptions that parents do not view this as a serious issue but further underlie that this issue is generally not on parents ’radar screen’ as are other more high profile adolescent risky behaviors (e.g., substance use, bullying, eating disorders, etc.). Quebec parents seem to suggest that this may be a more serious issue when compared to parents from the rest of the country.» (p. 547) «Additionally, Francophone parents reported initiating conversations more often and generally found it easier to initiate conversations with their child about gambling. […] While Canadian parents in general are concerned about youth gambling and view it as an inappropriate activity for their children, a large percentage of parents admitted having gambled with their adolescent child, most frequently by purchasing lottery tickets for them or jointly purchasing such tickets.» (p. 546-547)