Relationship between video game playing and gambling behavior in children and adolescents
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AbstractIt 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.
Thesis (M.A.) written for the Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University.