|Titre :||Gender differences in the associations of gambling activities and suicidal behaviors with problem gambling in a nationally representative French sample (2015)|
|Auteurs :||M. M. HUSKY ; G. MICHEL ; J. B. RICHARD ; R. GUIGNARD ; F. BECK|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Addictive Behaviors (Vol.45, June 2015)|
|Article en page(s) :||45-50|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEJEU PATHOLOGIQUE ; SUICIDE ; DIFFERENCE DE GENRE ; PROFIL SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIQUE ; JEU D'ARGENT ET DE HASARD
Introduction: The objectives of the present study are to describe gender differences in factors associated with moderate risk and problem gambling.
Method: Data were extracted from the 2010 Health Barometer, a large survey on a representative sample of the general population aged 15-85 years living in France (n = 27,653), carried out by the National Institute for Health Promotion and Health Education. Data were collected between October 2009 and July 2010. A computer-assisted telephone interview system was used.
Results: The findings indicate that men are three times more likely to experience problems with gambling. Men and women have different patterns of gambling activities. Men were more involved with Rapido, internet gambling, sports and racetrack betting, poker, and casino tables, whereas women gambled more often on scratch games. Both men and women engaging in immediate reward games were significantly more likely to experience difficulties with gambling. This association, however, was stronger in women. Furthermore, suicidal ideation and behaviors were more likely to be associated with gambling problems in women as compared to men.
Conclusions: The study underscores the importance of considering gender-related differences in the study of gambling behaviors.
We examine gender differences in factors associated with gambling problems.
We use survey data from a representative sample of French residents (n = 27,653).
Gender differences were found in gambling activities.
Suicidal behaviors were more strongly associated with gambling problems in women.
Educating the public about gender-specific risks is suggested.
|Domaine :||Addictions sans produit / Addictions without drug|
|Affiliation :||Institut de Psychologie, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Institut Universitaire de France, Boulogne Billancourt, France|