Parental bonding, traditional and online gambling: a survey of young adult population in Greece

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Κατεύθυνση Αντιμετώπιση Εξαρτήσεων-Εξαρτησιολογία
Library of the School of Health Sciences
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Chatzopoulos Kosmas
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Ελένη Λαζαράτου, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, Ε.Κ.Π.Α.
Μαρίνα Οικονόμου, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, Ε.Κ.Π.Α.
Μαλλιώρη Μελπομένη Μινέρβα, Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, Ε.Κ.Π.Α.
Original Title:
Γονικοί δεσμοί, παραδοσιακός και διαδικτυακός τζόγος : μια διερεύνηση σε πληθυσμό νέων ενηλίκων στην Ελλάδα
Translated title:
Parental bonding, traditional and online gambling: a survey of young adult population in Greece
Gambling is a popular activity worldwide, which today, with the expansion of the gambling industry and the emergence of online gambling has become more accessible than ever. While for most people, gambling remains a recreational activity, for some, it ends up causing problems for the individual, his family and society.
Although gambling as a whole causes three times more harm in the population than substance use, the psychiatric community has only recently reclassified pathological gambling as a "gambling disorder" and has listed the disorder under substance-related and addictive disorders. Family factors that contribute to gambling problems in later life have often been neglected or insufficiently studied.
The present study aims to investigate the relationship between gambling addiction and parental bonding in a sample of the Greek population, and in particular, young adults aged 18-35 who gamble online or offline. For this purpose, the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI) and the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) were administered online to 209 people.
The statistical analysis of the questionnaires reveals that the bibliographic research cases that were made before the writing of the specific work/thesis were not confirmed. Parental bonding, and the perceived emotional ties that develop between the parent and the child, are not statistically relevant to the severity of gambling addiction of the participants.
From a statistical point of view, there is no significant difference between parental bonding among participants who are problem gamblers or pathological gamblers with the parental bonding of those who have no problem with gambling.
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Health Sciences
Gambling, Addiction, Parental bonding, Young adults
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