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Gambling: Electronic friends or a threat to one's health and personal development?
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR).
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, Vol. 6, no 2, 7207- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Gambling has become quite common in Sweden. The Swedish National Institute of Public Health (2010) has reported that about 70% of the Swedish population has gambled at least once during the last 12 months. Half of the population had gambled with money by 18 years of age and about 11% had gambled for the first time when they were 12-years-old or younger. In the report from the Swedish National Institute of Public Health, gambling problems are related to health problems and risky alcohol consumption. The highest problem rate is found among men aged 18 to 24; almost 1 in 10 had some gambling problems. The share of problem gamblers is found to be twice as high among the under-age gamblers as it is among the population as a whole. Young people gamble less but develop gambling problems to a larger extent than adult gamblers. In this article young people's gambling and their gambling careers are analysed as a natural part of their internalisation of other adult habits.

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Järfälla: CoAction Publishing, 2011. Vol. 6, no 2, 7207- p.
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Gambling, gambling problems, young people
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-18884DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v6i2.7207ISI: 000290795000011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-18884DiVA: diva2:537600
Available from: 2012-06-27 Created: 2012-06-25 Last updated: 2012-06-27Bibliographically approved

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