A multinomial logistic regression analysis of youth gambling in Manitoba using Cycle 2 of the Manitoba Longitudinal Study of Young Adults
Shen, Yi (Jack)
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Problem gambling is still a relatively new form of addiction in terms of the amount of research that has been put into it. The data is even scarcer when it comes to the young adult population. This project takes a quantitative approach to analyze problem gambling of young adults in Manitoba, Canada. Utilizing the Manitoba Longitudinal Study of Young Adults, the project examines several biological, psychological, and social variables using logistic regression to assess which variables are more or less likely to be associated risk factors for young adults and the issue of problem gambling. The overall finding is that problem gambling is a multi-faceted problem that encompasses biological, psychological, and social factors, and that simply addressing one aspect is not enough to fully understand and treat the addiction syndrome.