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Title: Relationship between video game playing and gambling behavior in children and adolescents
Authors: Gupta, Rina
Keywords: Gambling and teenagers;Video games and teenagers
Issue Date: Jul-1994
Abstract: It is suggested that commercial video games and gambling activities make use of similar types of intermittent reinforcement schedules. This research seeks to examine the nature of this relationship amongst children and adolescents. One hundred and four children from grades 4, 6, and 8 participated. A questionnaire exploring issues related to video game playing and gambling behavior was completed and a computerized blackjack game was individually administered.
Description: Thesis (M.A.) written for the Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University.
Appears in Collections:Gambling Literature

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