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Youth Gambling: A Clinical and Research Perspective: Adolescent Problem Gambling: Developing a Gambling Expectancy Instrument

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About the Course:

This course gives a better understanding of youth gambling using the Likert Scale. This scale shows the positive and negative outcome expectancies across age, gender, and degree of gambling-related problems.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Youth Gambling: A Clinical and Research Perspective: Adolescent Problem Gambling: Developing a Gambling Expectancy Instrument created by Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Ph.D., Rina Gupta, Ph.D., and Meredith Gillespie, M.A.

Journal/Publisher:

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Publication Date:

January 2007

Course Material Authors

Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Ph.D.

Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Ph.D., is a Professor of the School of Applied Child Psychology, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, McGill University, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University. He is Co-Director of the McGill University Youth Gambling Research and Treatment Clinic and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors.

Rina Gupta, Ph.D.

Rina Gupta, Ph.D., is a child psychologist and Assistant Professor (part time) of the School of Applied Child Psychology at McGill University. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Gambling Studies and is Co-Director of the McGill University Youth Gambling Research and Treatment Clinic and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors.

Meredith Gillespie, M.A.

Meredith Gillespie, M.A., is a doctoral student at McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the problems involved in youth gambling. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the related findings on gambling motives and risks.

  2. Describe how the gambling expectancy questionnaire was developed.

  3. Identify the results of the questionnaire and how adolescents perceived gambling.

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