Parents’ Perceptions of Adolescent Gambling Behavior: a Canadian National Study

Parents’ Perceptions of Adolescent Gambling Behavior: a Canadian National Study

Parents’ Perceptions of Adolescent Gambling Behavior: a Canadian National Study

Parents’ Perceptions of Adolescent Gambling Behavior: a Canadian National Studys

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Référence bibliographique [1511]

Campbell, Colin. 2009. «Parents’ Perceptions of Adolescent Gambling Behavior: a Canadian National Study». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montreal, Université McGill, Département de psychopédagogie et psychologie du counseling.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The goal of the current study is to determine how serious of an issue adolescent gambling is to parents. [...] In addition, this study will explore whether parents gamble with their child, as well as how often they gamble with their children and which forms of gambling are most prevalent. The study also aims to determine which misconceptions parents may have regarding adolescent gambling and assess their current level of knowledge and awareness of adolescent problem gambling while making comparisons to other adolescent issues. » (p. 14-15)

Questions/Hypothèses:
« [...] [I]t is hypothesized that the current study will find that parents view adolescent gambling as an issue that is less important than other adolescent issues such as alcohol use, drug use, and smoking. » (p. 14)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
« Participants in the current study were selected on the basis of having one or more children between 13 and 18 years of age and were recruited via an Internet based request. Over 40 000 Canadian individuals were contacted via e-mail to complete the survey; with 3315 people responding to the survey and 2 710 individuals completing the survey. » (p. 15)

Instruments:
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« Adolescent gambling is an issue of concern. Previous findings report children perceive parents are unconcerned with their gambling activities. Attitudes parents hold towards gambling in comparison to other risky behaviours, gambling with their children, and awareness regarding youth education and prevention for gambling and other behaviours were examined. A total of 2710 parents from Canada with adolescents ages 13 to 18 years were recruited via the Internet to complete the study. Results indicated parents view gambling as relatively unimportant in comparison to other adolescent risky behaviours, have purchased lottery items for their children, and that their child received insufficient prevention material about excessive gambling. Parental attitudes towards gambling suggest that it is not an activity they are comfortable having their adolescent participate. » (p. ix)