Research Publication Title

Are People That Believe They are Financially Successful More Likely to Develop a Gambling Problem?

Major

Economics

Faculty Mentor(s)

John R. Swinton

Abstract

The gambling industry is a huge industry. Americans spend more on gambling than on recorded music, theme parks, video games, spectator sports and movie tickets combined. My research focuses ongambling addiction, which is a big problem in the United States that affects 5-7% of the population. This study analyzes respondents from theNational Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health to find the impact of perceived financial success on a person's likelihood to develop a gambling addiction. I found a negative relationship between increased perceived financial success and gambling problems. Other interesting variables that I found to be significant were Gender and usage of illegal drugs.

Start Date

10-4-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

10-4-2015 3:30 PM

Location

HSB 300

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Are People That Believe They are Financially Successful More Likely to Develop a Gambling Problem?

HSB 300

The gambling industry is a huge industry. Americans spend more on gambling than on recorded music, theme parks, video games, spectator sports and movie tickets combined. My research focuses ongambling addiction, which is a big problem in the United States that affects 5-7% of the population. This study analyzes respondents from theNational Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health to find the impact of perceived financial success on a person's likelihood to develop a gambling addiction. I found a negative relationship between increased perceived financial success and gambling problems. Other interesting variables that I found to be significant were Gender and usage of illegal drugs.