The relationship between cultural variables and gambling behavior among Chinese residing in Australia

Oei, Tian and Raylu, Namrata (2009) The relationship between cultural variables and gambling behavior among Chinese residing in Australia. Journal of Gambling Studies, 25 4: 433-445. doi:10.1007/s10899-009-9148-6


Author Oei, Tian
Raylu, Namrata
Title The relationship between cultural variables and gambling behavior among Chinese residing in Australia
Journal name Journal of Gambling Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-5350
Publication date 2009-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10899-009-9148-6
Volume 25
Issue 4
Start page 433
End page 445
Total pages 13
Place of publication United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Cultural variables (e.g., cultural values, acculturation and attitudes towards seeking professional assistance) have been found to play important roles in the initiation and maintenance of numerous mental health and substance related problems. However, there is a significant lack of empirical studies investigating the relationships between these
cultural variables and gambling behavior. Thus, this study assessed whether these cultural
variables could predict gambling behavior among 233 Chinese residing in Australia.
Several questionnaires were used in the study including the South Oaks Gambling Screen
(SOGS), the Asian Values Scale (AVS), Attitudes towards Seeking Psychological Help
Scale (ATSPHS) and the modified version of the Cultural Life Style Inventory (CLSI).
Results showed that although adherence to Asian values could not predict gambling
behavior, acculturation (i.e., cultural shift and cultural incorporation) could negatively
predict gambling behavior. Furthermore, the interpersonal openness subscale of ATSPHS
could predict gambling behavior. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Keyword Gambling
Chinese
Acculturation
Help
Values
Culture
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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