The Relationship Between Gambling Cognitions, Psychological States, and Gambling: A Cross-Cultural Study of Chinese and Caucasians in Australia

Oei, Tian P.S., Lin, James and Raylu, Namrata (2008) The Relationship Between Gambling Cognitions, Psychological States, and Gambling: A Cross-Cultural Study of Chinese and Caucasians in Australia. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39 2: 147-161. doi:10.1177/0022022107312587


Author Oei, Tian P.S.
Lin, James
Raylu, Namrata
Title The Relationship Between Gambling Cognitions, Psychological States, and Gambling: A Cross-Cultural Study of Chinese and Caucasians in Australia
Journal name Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-0221
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0022022107312587
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 39
Issue 2
Start page 147
End page 161
Total pages 15
Editor Van de Vijver, F.
Place of publication United States of America
Publisher Sage Publication, Inc.
Language eng
Subject C1
920410 Mental Health
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract High rates of gambling and problem gambling among the Chinese have been well documented in anecdotal and empirical reports. However, there is a lack of research on the relationship between important gambling correlates (e.g., gambling cognitions and psychological states) and gambling. This study investigated the role of gambling cognitions and psychological states on problem gambling behavior among 501 participants (306 Caucasians and 195 Chinese living in Australia). Participants completed the South Oaks Gambling Screen, the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS), and the Gambling Related Cognitions Scale (GRCS). A significant positive relationship between GRCS and DASS on problem gambling behavior was found for both groups. Further gender disparities in anxiety, stress, and illusion of control were revealed for both ethnicities. Implications of these findings and possible future research are discussed.
Keyword Gamblers Seeking Treatment
Anxiety Stress Scales
Pathological Gamblers
Psychometric Properties
Hong-Kong
Depression
Community
Perceptions
Validation
Disorders
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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