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dc.contributor.supervisor Edgerton, Jason (Sociology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Obedzinski, Kaitlyn
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-08T18:06:55Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-08T18:06:55Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2018-07-26T15:56:55Z en
dc.date.submitted 2018-07-28T17:06:06Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33198
dc.description.abstract This study uses Ordinary Least Squares Multiple Regression to discover some of the factors that underlie problem gambling behaviours among emerging adults in Canada. The emerging adulthood transition period is wrought with new, and stressful experiences, which emerging adults may not yet have developed adaptive coping strategies to manage. This study uses General Strain Theory (Agnew, 1992; Greco & Curci, 2016), to uncover whether problem gambling behaviours are influenced by coping strategies and higher rates of perceived stress. This study also applies the Generality of Deviance (Mishra, Lalumiere & Williams, 2017), theory to understand if ‘risky behaviours’ co-occur in emerging adults. Emerging adults are given social leeway when engaging in risky behaviours, and such normalization of risk taking can heighten susceptibility to harmful behaviours and addiction. This study aims to better understand what motivations and behaviours in the lives of emerging adults can lead to problem gambling. en_US
dc.subject Gambling en_US
dc.subject Emerging adult en_US
dc.subject Risky behaviours en_US
dc.subject Motivation en_US
dc.subject General strain theory en_US
dc.subject Generality of deviance en_US
dc.subject Stress en_US
dc.title Behavioural, motivational, and coping correlates of problem gambling risk in a sample of Canadian university students en_US
dc.degree.discipline Sociology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Roberts, Lance W. (Sociology) en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Keough, Matthew (Psychology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2018 en_US


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