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Generational Comparison Among Female Pathological Gamblers

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Age differences among problem gamblers have been minimally examined by researchers, but senior gamblers are anecdotally more vulnerable to problem gambling due to their often limited income source and their decrease in social outlets. However, no thorough research has shown an increased amount of vulnerability for the elderly. This study examines the differences and commonalities of different generations of female gamblers, such as their gambling habits and risk and protective factors, including family history of problem gambling, substance use, psychosocial status, and perceived support networks.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Generational Comparison Among Female Pathological Gamblers created by Andria M. Botzet


Journal of Gambling Issues

Publication Date:

Issue 14, September 2005

Course Material Author

Andria M. Botzet

Andria M. Botzet is associated with the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about generational differences among female pathological gamblers. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss stereotypes involving older female pathological gamblers and research findings involving that demographic.

  2. Explain the methodology of the reported study and the survey instruments utilized.

  3. Identify results obtained from the reported study and implications for future research and treatment.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101347
1 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
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