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Loneliness and Life Dissatisfaction in Gamblers

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This exploratory study examines the manifestation of two experiential variables in undergraduate university students who gamble. The study had 829 participants (270 males and 559 females) who completed self-report questionnaires on gambling-related problems (South Oaks Gambling Screen), loneliness (Social and Emotional Loneliness Scale for Adults), and overall life satisfaction (Satisfaction with Life Scale).

This course is based on the reading-based online, Loneliness and Life Dissatisfaction in Gamblers created by Julia Ungar, G. Ron Frisch, Reena Chopra, and James Porter


Journal of Gambling Issues

Publication Date:

July 2004, Issue 11

Course Material Authors

Julia Ungar

Julia Ungar received her M.Ed. from Hardin-Simmonds University, Texas. She is currently a doctoral student in the adult clinical program at the University of Windsor. She is completing her internship at the Grand River Regional Hospital, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.

G. Ron Frisch

Dr. G. Ron Frisch received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Tennessee. He is a professor in the graduate clinical psychology program and director of the Problem Gambling Research Group at the University of Windsor. Along with his associates and graduate students, he has been actively involved in the study of identification, classification, and prevention of problem gambling since 1993. He is currently chair of the board of directors of the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre.

Reena Chopra

Reena Chopra received her M.A. from Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario. She is currently a doctoral student in the adult clinical program at the University of Windsor and is interning at the Upstate Medical University of the State University of New York, Syracuse, N.Y.

James Porter

Dr. James Porter received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Windsor, Ontario. He is an associate professor and director of clinical training in the graduate clinical psychology program at the University of Windsor, where he teaches clinical practice and supervises psychotherapy. He has also worked as a school psychometrist and as a psychologist in an adolescent inpatient facility. Dr. Porter maintains a private practice in adult psychotherapy and, together with his associates and graduate students, has published in the areas of psychotherapy, eating disorders, alcoholism treatment, and learning disabilities.

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 loneliness and life dissatisfaction in gamblers. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss prior research into the relationship of loneliness and life satisfaction to problem gambling.

  2. Explain the methodology of the reported study, including participants, measures, and procedures.

  3. Describe study results, including general findings about the role of loneliness and life satisfaction to gambling as well as gender differences found.

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Course Number 101445
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