Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Abstract

Gambling disorder is an addictive behavior in which valuables are wagered in neglect of financial losses and delusions of financial gain. To predict problem gambling behavior, a survey of Machiavellian personalities, money attitudes, and impulsive/compulsive buying behavior was administered to 410 students at UNLV. The results suggested that disordered gambling behavior may be predicted by Money Status scores. Specifically, amorality, money worship, and money vigilance were significant in predicting African-American pathological gambling. For Asians, only money vigilance loaded significantly.

Keywords

Compulsive gambling; Gambling

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Language

English


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