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- ItemOpen AccessAdolescent survey of gambling behavior in Minnesota : a benchmark(1990-10) Winters, Ken C.; Stinchfield, Randy; Fulkerson, JayneA gambling survey was conducted on 1,094 Minnesota youth age 15 to 18 years of age during May, 1990, a few months prior to the full start of the Minnesota lottery. About one-third of the sample was recruited from three senior high schools; the other two-thirds was interviewed by a state-wide telephone survey.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Canadian Adolescent Gambling Inventory (CAGI) Phase II Final Report(Alberta Gaming Research Institute, 2007-11) Wiebe, Jamie; Wynne, Harold; Stinchfield, Randy; Tremblay, JoelThis report is an overview of the development and validation of the Canadian Adolescent Gambling Inventory (CAGI), a survey instrument designed to measure gambling-related risk and harm. The research is a collaborative, two-phase initiative funded by a consortium of provincial funding organizations, and conducted by a research team under the aegis of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA). The goals of the initiative were to develop a conceptual framework and operational definition that accurately reflect adolescent gambling and, from these, derive a new instrument for use in population surveys to identify adolescents experiencing problems associated with their gambling.
- ItemOpen AccessCanadian Adolescent Gambling Inventory (CAGI) Phase III Final Report(Alberta Gaming Research Institute, 2010-07) Tremblay, Joël; Stinchfield, Randy; Wiebe, Jamie; Wynne, HaroldThe development and psychometric evaluation of the Canadian Adolescent Gambling Inventory (CAGI) was undertaken in two phases. Phase I consisted of: (a) an examination of how problem gambling is conceptualized, defined and measured in the literature; and (b) the development of a new conceptual framework, definition and means of measurement. This phase of the research involved an extensive review of the literature, consultation with a panel of experts in the field and focus groups with adolescents. The result was the development of a new conceptual framework and operational definition and the development of a draft instrument for measuring problem gambling. Phase II of the project involved the fine‐tuning and testing of the validity and reliability of the instrument developed in Phase I. This was accomplished by testing both an English and French version on a sample of adolescents drawn from school populations in Manitoba and Québec. Data collection included a pilot test with 195 students from Manitoba and 277 students from Québec. This was followed by a general school survey with 2,394 students, a retest of 343 students from the general school survey, and clinical validation interviews with 109 students who initially participated in the general school survey. The original Phase II research design proposed utilizing two external sources of data to interpret scale scores and establish cutscores for levels of risky gambling behaviour; namely youth in treatment for gambling problems and clinician’s assessments. It is important to assess the classification accuracy of the instrument (i.e., sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values) for detecting ‘problem gambling cases’ against a reference standard such as a case assessed by an expert interviewer. During Phase II, we were unable to locate any 12–17 year olds in treatment for a gambling problem. As well, the clinical interviews with school students resulted in very few students being classified as problematic gamblers. Therefore, in the absence of external validation criteria and expert consensus, frequency distributions and measures of central tendency were used to determine ‘abnormal’ gambling behaviour for a school sample of gamblers. As such, cutscores and score interpretations provided by Phase II work were temporary. The results needed to be cross‐validated with other relevant samples; particularly, samples that include youth with gambling problems. Phase III addressed the limitation of Phase II by reaching a new sample of youth who were at greater risk of having problems with gambling (e.g., adolescents who were receiving treatment for substance abuse or were receiving services from youth centres) or who were experiencing problems with gambling.
- ItemOpen AccessEvaluating VLT responsible gaming features and interventions in Alberta: Phase I - final report(Prepared for: Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, 2004-04) Wynne, Harold J.; Stinchfield, RandyThe purpose of this research project is to conduct an evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions aimed at helping adult Albertans who are experiencing gambling problems related to their play on video lottery terminals (VLTs) that are located in bars and lounges throughout the province. The Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission (AGLC) has implemented these interventions, which include (a) features installed on the VLTs themselves (e.g., money counter, time clock, pop-up time reminders, 1-800 helpline number); (b) signage aids in bars and lounges (e.g., problem gambling posters and pamphlets); and, (c) employee problem gambling awareness training to enable staff to assist problem gamblers.
- ItemOpen AccessMeasuring problem gambling in adolescent populations: Phase one - report(Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, 2005-02) Wiebe, Jamie; Wynne, Harold; Stinchfield, Randy; Tremblay, JoelThe main objectives of the present research are to reconceptualize the adolescent problem gambling construct, establish an operational definition that will guide development of a new survey instrument for measuring the construct in adolescent populations, and develop an initial version of the new measurement instrument.
- ItemOpen AccessTreatment of Problem Gambling: A Vision for the Future(2004-05) Derevensky, Jeffrey L.; Hodgins, David; Rugle, Loreen; Potenza, Marc N.; Ladouceur, Robert; Ciarrocchi, Joseph; Blaszczynski, Alex; Currie, Shawn; Stinchfield, Randy